I love Thee, Jesus

1
I love Thee, Jesus,
And Thy love to me
Draws me, ever to seek Thee
  And run after Thee,
Draws me, ever to seek Thee
  And run after Thee.
    Thou art beloved,
    Yea! Altogether lovely,
    The One in whom my heart delighteth.
2
Thy love, Lord Jesus,
Is sweeter than wine,
And Thy fragrance of ointments
  My heart doth entwine,
And Thy fragrance of ointments
  My heart doth entwine.
    A fount in gardens,
    A well of living waters,
    Which streams and flows from Lebanon's mountains.
3
O come Beloved,
On my garden blow,
That the odor of spices
  May break forth and flow,
That the odor of spices
  May break forth and flow.
    My spouse, My sister,
    I'm come into My garden
    To feast upon wine, milk and honey.
4
Set me, Lord Jesus,
As seal on Thine heart;
Jealousy's cruel as Sheol,
  And love's strong as death,
Jealousy's cruel as Sheol,
  And love's strong as death.
    Much water cannot
    Quench love, nor do floods drown it.
    All man could give for love is contemned.
(Repeat the last three lines of each stanza)
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Emma

New Jersey, United States

amen!!!!


Martin

Minot, North Dakota, United States

The Lord's diligent seeker and lover comes to the highest experience of the Lord and what results is this unfettered outpouring of love towards the Lord. I admit I don't understand every word and every phrase in this hymn but there is something deep and profound about it. Something that goes beyond what the mind can comprehend. I pray that after I'm gone , those who remember me can say of me, he was a lover of Christ.


Rebecca Fan

Fairfax, VA, United States

When I was a child I always called "A New Commandment" which has the same tune as this hymn. I love how this hymn and "A New Commandment" are directly related.

The Lord's love is so unique and cannot be copied. Indeed "all man could give for love is contemned."

Lord, do set me as a "seal on your heart"


Lydia

Lagos, Nigeria

Have always loved this hymn since I was a child .. God bless the writer.. this hymn speak a lot to me... am glad am born in a Christian home and it helped me a lot to know more wonderful hymns as this... thank you Lord


Gazelle

Philippines

This hymn has really drawn me much more to run after the Lord. The first few lines in stanza one says, “I love thee, Jesus and Thy love, draws me ever to seek Thee and, run after Thee. ” After reading the book on Life and Building, I began to have a deeper appreciation of the Lord’s love. Such a love is strong as death, it isn’t quenched by many waters nor can the floods drown it, furthermore, it motivates us—His seekers to run after Him. We cannot help but love Him, He is altogether lovely! He is the greatest attraction in the universe! We are nonetheless captured, captivated, and constrained in our beings to love Him even more. May we learn to be subdued in our will by continually feeding upon Him and learn to love the Beloved according to His way, taste, intention and for His goal. At the end, nothing but love can keep us in a proper relationship with Him. This love outweighs the rest, just like in the church in Ephesus. May we give ourselves to love the Lord.


Sharon Wimer

Rancho Cordova, California, United States

Set me, Lord Jesus,

As seal on Thine heart;

Jealousy’s cruel as Sheol,

And love’s strong as death,

Jealousy’s cruel as Sheol,

And love’s strong as death.

Much water cannot

Quench love, nor do floods drown it.

All man could give for love is contemned


George Fociac

Romania

I love Thee Jesus

Thy love draws me near


Peter Yarsites

Middleborough, MA, United States

What a miracle that we can love God. Thank you Lord Jesus. Praise your holy name. Truly it is the Christ that has been wrought into us. His life and living being one with the Father becoming our enjoyment and experience. Praise the Lord!


Jessica

Valley View, TX, United States

Lord Jesus I give You my whole heart and being!


Deidre Johnson

Long Beach, CA, United States

We are the crazy lovers of Jesus!