Jesus Lord, I’m captured by Thy beauty

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Jesus Lord, I’m captured by Thy beauty,
  All my heart to Thee I open wide;
Now set free from all religious duty,
  Only let me in Thyself abide.
As I’m gazing here upon Thy glory,
  Fill my heart with radiancy divine;
Saturate me, Lord, I now implore Thee,
  Mingle now Thy Spirit, Lord, with mine.
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Shining One—how clear the sky above me!
  Son of Man, I see Thee on the throne!
Holy One, the flames of God consume me,
  Till my being glows with Thee alone.
Lord, when first I saw Thee in Thy splendor,
  All self-love and glory sank in shame;
Now my heart its love and praises render,
  Tasting all the sweetness of Thy name.
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Precious Lord, my flask of alabaster
  Gladly now I break in love for Thee;
I anoint Thy head, Beloved Master;
  Lord, behold, I’ve saved the best for Thee.
Dearest Lord, I waste myself upon Thee;
  Loving Thee, I’m deeply satisfied.
Love outpoured from hidden depths within me,
  Costly oil, dear Lord, I would provide.
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My Beloved, come on spices’ mountain;
  How I yearn to see Thee face to face.
Drink, dear Lord, from my heart’s flowing fountain,
  Till I rest fore’er in Thine embrace.
Not alone, O Lord, do I adore Thee,
  But with all the saints as Thy dear Bride;
Quickly come, our love is waiting for Thee;
  Jesus Lord, Thou wilt be satisfied.
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Tom Smith

Lake Forest, California, United States

This hymn shows how the beginning of love in us toward the Lord is a vision of His wonderful person. I especially enjoy the part in stanza 2 that says, "Lord when first I saw Thee in Thy splendor...Now my heart its love and praises render." It's only by seeing the excellency of Christ that we can love Him, even with the best love.


Kitty

Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

I sing now every morning...I think it is WINDOWS. I have an old computur and really there is no way how I can stop the previous song but "to embed" the song and then I type another new song in. Can you perhaps introduce a way how you can stop the music, otherwise it just go on and on. I enjoy it out of my heart.


Ken Ernest

Lexington, S.C, United States

It has the key qualities in a beautiful hymn. Beautiful message, beautiful melody. Extremely well-written.


Caroline Lofranco

Zamboanga, Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines

Amen. Yes, dear Lord, quickly come because we are waiting for You. Amen.


Solomon L. Castañares Jr.

General Santos, Saraangani Province, Philippines

Yes, I like this song because I am a man who is captured by the love of God. Let the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ dwell in us. In Christ.


Doris Chen

United States

Not alone, O Lord, do I adore Thee,

But with all the saints as Thy dear Bride.

It was so sweet singing this hymn with all the dear saints in Jacksonville!


Carlos

N. Smithfield, RI, United States

There is a saying, a very simple one and yet profound and it goes like this "He who has not Loved, Has not lived"'

When I sing this song, to me a prayer, I am subdued by the One, who Loved the greatest, with the sole desire that I may enter into that love, and Live!!!!! Yes live, and of a truth until you have tasted and seen that the Lord is Good, you have not lived.


J.L

Irvine, California, United States

Precious Lord, my flask of alabaster, Gladly now, I break in love for Thee. I anoint Thy head beloved master, Lord behold, I've saved the best for Thee. This song is so precious, we just need to love the Lord, and waste ourselves upon the One whom we love.


Antoinette Scott

Winnsboro, LA, United States

It tell all that's in my heart and it moves into my spirit and allows the spirit of the Lord to flow out and it allows me to realize the kingdom of the heavens. Amen.


Ed

Fremont, California, United States

What beauty captures the human heart? All of creation is only but a shadow of the great Creator, and even then, one cannot fully know him without His word and His light. This beauty that captivates us, moves us, and turns our gloom to song, is not outward physical beauty that we can see with our eyes, but our Lord Jesus. Look away unto Him – not with these human eyes that are so easily corrupted – but with the eyes of our human spirit.

A blind sister loved the Lord Jesus and pursued Him with her whole heart. She received treatment for her eyes and immediately gained her sight. Yet as soon she saw how terrible this world had corrupted from original creation, she sought for her blindness once more.

A dear brother took a bus to reach a certain destination. As he sat on the bus, he saw many things pass by him outside the bus, and he grieved at the world situation. When he got off the bus at his stop, he realized, his spirit was dead, and he was full of the feeling of deadness.

This world has no true beauty to offer man. Temptations and traps laid by the evil One ensnare us and cause us to pursue earthly things. We are often drawn away and drift from Him who saved us. Yet, if we pray for the Lord for blessed blindness, if we glance at the Savior, if we simply turn to Him, all other things fade away. Nothing can come in comparison to his beauty; we must believe this.

Generations of brothers and sisters who followed the Lord throughout Church history have “wasted” their lives before the Lord. Those in the world see such sacrifice as a waste of golden futures and prosperous riches. These ones, who “waste” their lives away to seek the Lord, drawn by his beauty, who pursue him, these are the ones who have laid for themselves treasures in the heavens. Like them, I want to “waste” myself upon the Lord. At first, it grieves me and causes me to weep to lose the things I hold on to in this world. But then, I realize, nothing I give to the Lord, my time, my belongings, my achievements, my heart is not a loss to me, but gains; It is a freedom and a joy to have the Lord alone. All I have, I offer to the Lord, knowing it is nothing, expecting nothing in return except for the Lord Himself to saturate and fill my entire being.