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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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.


EG

NY, United States

"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!"

I love You dear Lord Jesus, precious Jesus!!! None can ever compete with Thee...


Elizabeth Felix

Newington/Storrs, Connecticut, United States

The Lord has won our heart! We have this precious, matchless One inside of us! From withing our heart we can enjoy His voice, calling us again and again away from all the other loves, casting away all our hard feelings and causing us to rejoice in Him and be at peace with Him and ourselves. We become His eternal pleasure, and He becomes our satisfying portion for ever. Hallelujah!


Christi

MS, United States

Dear Lord Jesus! Precious Jesus! What a privilege to be Your bond-slave! Your beauty makes all other loves just fade away. All I yearn for is Thy coming when I can get that sweet embrace in Person! Praise You, Dear Lord Jesus, for Your preciousness to those who surrender all to You!


Tuta M

Romania

May God JHWH hear your prayer, grant your wish. Amen.


Rey Flores

Noumea, New Caledonia

Amen. Praise the Lord!


Rixy Perez

Belmopan, Belize

Very strong words here. Sometimes we go through difficult times but the good part is that God is still with us, His love is so deep.