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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APC

Canada

This hymn causes me to appreciate the Lord's love toward us as revealed in the Song of Songs. I am touched by the line, "O come Beloved, on my garden blow." As Christ's redeemed ones, we are being produced as an enclosed garden. This garden is something private, signifying our hidden and personal enjoyment and experiences of the Lord that is for Him alone. If we have such a relationship with the Lord, we will grow 'beds of spices' in the garden in our spirit, which is sweet and satisfying to His taste. Lord, thank You for Your love toward us. We desire to mature in life to be produced as Your Bride for Your satisfaction.


Winifred

Tema, Ghana

Our God, our Saviour the Lord Jesus as our Beloved is the sweetest most enjoyable One who dwells in our spirit to make us His garden filled with His divine essence for ours and His enjoyment. This enjoyment taking place in the depth of our being is the enjoyment of God and is the best gift in all the universe. Amen.There is nothing in the universe that can ever be compared to our enjoyment of the Triune God in the depth of our being. Oh Lord Jesus keep us in this reality to enjoy You in our being all our days to consummate Your eternal heart's desire; The New Jerusalem, God's eternal abode with man. Oh our dear Lord Jesus we treasure You as the One worthy to indwell us in the center, Lord, of our being, our human spirit. Oh Lord Jesus how we love You. Amen.


Gigi Chang

Irvine, CA, United States

Amen! Draw me Lord Jesus! I want to become a crazy lover of You. Draw me; we run after You.


Reen Hwong

Miri, Malaysia

Amen! Continue to work in me, dearest Lord! And make me a crazy lover of Jesus Christ.


Elena Spinul

Ukraine

AMEN!!!


Steven Dong

Sydney, NSW, Australia

We love our Lord Jesus because He is altogether lovely. We love to enjoy Him! May the Lord draw again and again with His love that we may run after Him for His and our full satisfaction.


Nathan and Kimberly Brais

Long Beach, California, United States

My husband and I chose this hymn to be sung at our wedding because this has been our experience. When we look away from everything of this earth we see how lovely our Lord Jesus is and it makes us want to run after Him.


Jeremy Paysnoe

Oklahoma City, OK, United States

Our Savior is the Jubilee and when He sets us free we RUN to Him to tell Him that we will not go out free. We choose to love Him; to love His Body. Lord Jesus I love You.


Jaspery

Riverside, Ca, United States

I love this song... it shows our love towards the Lord, how we run after Him.

how His love is sweeter than anything, nothing can be compared to Him! HALLELUJAH!


Rachel Wash

San Antonio, Texas, United States

When I sing this song I feel as though the Lord and I are singing a love song to one another. I find myself head over hills in love falling in love with him.