Let me love Thee, Thou art claiming

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Let me love Thee, Thou art claiming
Every feeling of my soul;
Let that love in pow’r prevailing,
Render Thee my life, my all;
For life’s burdens they are easy,
And life’s sorrows lose their sting,
If they’re carried, Lord, to please Thee,
If their pain Thy smile should win.
  Let me love Thee, Savior,
Take my heart forever;
Nothing but Thy favor
  My soul can satisfy.
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Let me love Thee, come revealing
All Thy love has done for me;
Help my heart, so unbelieving,
By the sight of Calvary:
Let me see Thy love despising
All the shame my sins had brought;
By Thy torments realizing
What a price my pardon bought.
3
Let me love Thee, I am gladdest
When I’m loving Thee, the best;
For in sunshine or in sadness
I can find in Thee a rest;
But without Thee life is fading,
Treasureless its choicest flowers;
Taken are its gifts eternal;
Left, its empty passing hours.
4
Let me love Thee, love is mighty,
Swaying realms of deed and thought;
By it I shall walk uprightly,
I shall serve Thee as I ought:
Love will soften every sorrow,
Love will lighten every care,
Love unquestioning will follow,
Love will triumph, love will dare.
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Ellen Fletcher

Riverside, Ohio, United States

Each line is able to be repeated by the lips of His lovers (past, present & future) through each of their days. Finding/Following/Being drawn by His heartbeat to find of all of us following unquestioning! Love will triumph, Love will dare! Onward to His daily arrival of His Kingdom coming to this earth. Love to all the saints!!!

Thank you brother for helping this song emerge.


Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Herbert was the 5th child of William and Catherine Booth, the founders of the Salvation Army. He was one of the most outstanding hymn writers in the Salvation Army. He wrote at least 30 songs and 18 choruses. He established the Salvation Army work in Canada for 4 years and Australia for 5 years. In 1902, he left the Salvation Army and travelled the globe giving lectures. - Songs of the Spirit by Martin