Jesus Lord, my best love Thou art

Jesus Lord, my best love Thou art,
Thou hast fully captured my heart;
None compares with Thee, none on earth or heav'n,
God yet man, most beautiful One!
How I longed to vanish in Thee
When Thy tender voice came to me.
All past loves forsaking most joyfully,
I'd just love Thee — wholeheartedly.
  Who in all the world is as fair as Thee?
Or who else can love so romantic'ly?
Oh, most holy One, now You live in me!
Jesus Lord, I deeply love Thee!
No more trusting self, nor deceived I'd be;
I'd put off my self, just be filled with Thee;
Oh, let all apart from Thee fade and flee;
My one love, my best love, is Thee.
Jesus Lord, my best love Thou art;
I was once rebellious and hard,
But I drop it all now to come to Thee,
Self forsake, that like Thee I'd be.
When I live, be it Thou, I pray,
Not self's will, but God's I'd obey;
To Thine heart attuned, Thy delight I'd seek;
No more struggling, fully at peace.
Jesus Lord, my best love Thou art;
We two never, ever will part;
Thy dear presence is all my breath and might;
Thy dear smile is all my delight.
I would pour my heart out to Thee,
Love Thee, serve Thee, joined utterly;
My eternal portion, dear Lord, is Thee;
My one hope, Thy coming to see.
Barbara Rafter

Spokane, Washington, United States

The new words to this song are quite profound. It expresses another aspect of experiencing Christ. Lord Jesus, capture our heart.

The original words truly captured another avenue of experiencing Christ. Oh how my spirit would flow singing those words. Yes, please keep the original song available also for us to enjoy on Hymnal. net.

Salvador Tarun Jr.

Alfred, New York, United States

This is sweet. But I miss the original version—there’s something particularly special and deep in it that always moves me. I hope you can still keep the original song for us to enjoy in the LORD. Thank you!

Alan Baier

Chula Vista, California, United States

Hallelujah, we really enjoyed this hymn when it first came out, but what an upgrade, Hallelujah for the Lord's recovery!

Lamelo Ball

Chino Hills, CA, United States

Amen every time I sing this hymn it really puts me in the Feels. PTL There is none in heav'n nor on earth like Thee, With Thy beauty none can compete.

Nancy Northrup

Crescent City, CA, United States

Are lyrics available for the version of this song that is on the 2015 NYCYP CD How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place? These lyrics are similar, but different. Jesus Lord, my best love Thou art!

Abraham D

United States

Who in all the world is as fair as Thee?

Or who else can love so romantic’ly?

Oh, most holy One, now You live in me!

Jesus Lord, I deeply love Thee!


Lima, Peru

Wonderful! Oh señor Jesús, gracias por tu iglesia!

Toyin Diyan

London, United Kingdom

Jesus my best love Thou art!

Nelson Liu

Boston, MA, United States


Allen In Christ

San Marcos, TX, United States

No one else compares with thee my love 💕! You’re altogether all I love.