Dear Lord Jesus, precious Jesus

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Dear Lord Jesus, precious Jesus,
  Thou hast won each love from me;
Who like Thee—so fair and comely?
  Who like Thee—so sweet and lovely?
Matchless One, unrivaled beauty,
  None can e’er compete with Thee!
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Dear Lord Jesus, precious Jesus,
  Gladly will I hear Thy call;
Since Thy voice my heart hath entered,
  I from all things could but sever;
Void are all my other seekings,
  Every pride hath disappeared.
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Dear Lord Jesus, precious Jesus,
  How can I still stubborn be?
At Thy feet cast all my hard’nings,
  And return with songs and singings;
’Tis my love to be Thy bondslave,
  ’Tis my joy to Thee obey.
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Dear Lord Jesus, precious Jesus,
  Thy way only will I choose;
Though in tears while I’m obeying,
  Yet I would not change my standing;
All I long for is Thy pleasure,
  And the peace Thy love would bring.
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Dear Lord Jesus, precious Jesus,
  When Thy presence does depart,
Seems the dawn has lost its traces,
  Hidden are my smiling faces;
All I yearn for is Thy coming
  And Thy presence’ sweet embrace.
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Dear Lord Jesus, precious Jesus,
  Can I tell it all to Thee?
Thou my love and satisfaction,
  Thou my everlasting portion;
Thou art all that I desire,
  Nothing else I would pursue.
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Dear Lord Jesus, precious Jesus,
  All I have I give to Thee;
Who like Thee—so fair and comely?
  Who like Thee—so sweet and lovely?
Matchless One, unrivaled beauty,
  None can e’er compete with Thee!
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Sam Liu

New York Cuty, NY, United States

This hymn rose from my heart when I prayed to the Lord this morning. Dear Lord Jesus, precious Jesus,

All I have I give to Thee.


Yuri Reyes

Anaheim, California, United States

Oh dear Lord Jesus precious Jesus none can ever compete with Thee!


Bonnie

Austin, Texas, United States

Dear Lord Jesus, precious Jesus,

How can I still stubborn be?

At Thy feet cast all my hard’nings,

And return with songs and singings;

’Tis my love to be Thy bondslave,

’Tis my joy to Thee obey.


Nene

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dear Lord, I can't tell it all. You are so precious to me. Waiting for Your return. Longing to see Your face!


Marieth

Houston, TX, United States

Dear Lord Jesus, precious Jesus,

Thy way only will I choose;

Though in tears while I’m obeying,

Yet I would not change my standing;

All I long for is Thy pleasure,

And the peace Thy love would bring.

O Lord, thank You for being to precious to us!


Anna Tai

Santa Cruz, California, United States

"Thou my love and satisfaction,

Thou my everlasting portion;

Thou art all that I desire,

Nothing else I would pursue."

Dear Lord Jesus I love You!


Tom

Milwaukee, WI, United States

The whole key to the journey of joy described in this hymn seems to be abandoning yourself completely into the care of Jesus/God. Letting go 100% and not holding something back for yourself. This means a lot of "brain software" has to change, which only God can do, obviously, while you let his spirit put you into the potter's hands. The change includes mostly trusting Him instead of xxx. Trusting instead of calculating, trusting instead of figuring, trusting instead of trying to be good, trusting instead of trying anything at all, trusting instead of trying to love, trusting instead of trying to arrange your environment, trusting instead of trying to be humble... you can add your own case. Even trusting instead of trying to trust, because you KNOW the one who lives in you has all the trust anyone can ever need. And I believe this "trust instead of xxx" signifies living the authentic cross.


Katie

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Lord You are so precious! Continue to reveal Your preciousness to us that we would drop everything else and give our all to You!


Eddie Uy

San Antonio, Texas, Texas, United States

Lord Jesus, though in tears while I’m obeying,

Yet I would not change my standing;

All I long for is the peace Thy love would bring.

All I yearn for is Thy coming

And Thy presence’ sweet embrace.

Dear Lord Jesus,thou are my love and satisfaction,

Thou are my everlasting portion,

Nothing else would I pursue.

Who like Thee—so sweet and lovely?

None can e’er compete with Thee!


Nelson Liu

Irvine, CA, United States

'Tis my love to be Thy bondslave, 'Tis my joy to Thee obey.