Lord Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine

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Lord Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;
For Thee all the pleasures of sin I resign;
My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou,
If ever I loved Thee, Lord Jesus, ’tis now.
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I love Thee, because Thou hast first loved me,
And purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree;
I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;
If ever I loved Thee, Lord Jesus, ’tis now.
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I’ll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,
And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;
And say when the death-dew lies cold on my brow,
If ever I loved Thee, Lord Jesus, ’tis now.
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In ages eternal of endless delight
I’ll ever adore Thee in glory so bright;
I’ll sing with the glittering crown on my brow,
If ever I loved Thee, Lord Jesus, ’tis now.

The author was 16 when he wrote this hymn.

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John Storey

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We sang this in Christ Church, Jerusalem, in Easter week - on the night on which Jesus was betrayed, in the city where Jesus was betrayed. It is decades since I had last heard this hymn in church, but the words gripped me. They are still on my heart "If ever I loved Thee, Lord Jesus, 'tis now." Yes, indeed, our love for Him must be now.


Emayak Tommy

Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria

The touched in the church service. Tears dropped I sang " If ever I loved Thee, Lord Jesus, ’tis now. Remembering the pains on the cross of Calvary just for me. I love Thee Jesus.


William Jeng

Irvine, CA, United States

If we ever loved Thee, Lord Jesus, it is now! Lord, I choose to love You this morning.


Magdalene

London, United Kingdom

Thank You Lord for loving me. May my love for You be now and not in the past nor future......IT MUST BE NOW.


Marta

Matola, Maputo, Mozambique

I love my God. He is my everything without Him I am nothing completely. I live for Him. Oh my GOD. Allow your Son to have His dominion inside me. Holy Spirit, Faithful Guide, Guide me as You wish. This song is so powerful. Thank you.


George Ziddah

Accra, Abeka Lapaz, Ghana

A soul healing love affirmation song that says in spite of what I'm in, going through or ahead of me, my hope, my trust and all I invest in You ALONE JESUS CHRIST. I trust FULLY IN YOU to come through for me. AMEN.


Gloria

Abuja, Nigeria

I woke up with this hymn playing in my mind. Had to search for the full lyrics. This is my prayer Lord! Thank God for such a hymn of consecration.


Judi Keller

Spfld, IL, United States

I love this hymn. The Lord laid it on my heart this morning and I had to listen to it. There is nothing that can compare to these old hymns. I learned these growing up and they are really ministering to my heart now. I am so thankful for my heritage. These are ringing in my heart today. Keep them coming. God Bless you richly. Thankful for these powerful words that speak volumes into my life and countless others. Thank You Jesus


Glory Toyin

Gboko, Benue, Nigeria

Nothing like, "I loved Him," loving Him is NOW!


Eileen Vincent

San Antonio, TX, United States

I woke this morning singing this and had to find all the words. The sweet simplicity of tune and words drew me deeply into His wonderful presence. Praise You Lord Jesus!