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

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.
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.
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.
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.


Middleburg, Florida, United States

I was listening to hymns with my mom who was on her death bed with cancer and advanced Alzheimers. She could no longer speak. When this song came on, I started to sing with the second to the last verse. Then I got choked up. She turned her face to me, looked into my eyes and started mouthing the words. She breathed her last breath at the end of the song. Praise God she is home with Jesus. I will never forget this beautiful song.


BC, Canada

One of the most beautiful hymns!! Lord Jesus, we can't wait for you to come back for us Your People!


Surrey, BC, Canada



Charlotte, NC, United States

As a new Christian in the 1970s we sang this wonderful hymn in our church.

It’s precious and true.

Only recently I heard it again adapted and re-arranged.

Just glad it’s being sung again.

Nelly Muyinda

Kitwe, Coperbelt, Zambia

I will never be able to thank my Jesus Christ enough for what He did for me not only on the cross, but for election in eternity past, according to Romans 8:28-30. I just want to submit myself to Him completely, worship and serve Him until I die.


Tbilisi, Georgia

I pray Lord that may every day we declare it boldly "if we ever loved Thee, Lord Jesus 'tis now". very day may our love be stronger and deeper than ever before .. our Beloved Jesus.

Philip Buckland

Busby, NSW, Australia

I heard this for the first time 4 weeks ago and it stuck in my mind. It has never left my mind since and I prayed to God to reveal to me why. It was revealed to me by Jesus Himself when He appeared at God's right hand clapping and singing and telling me that He loved this song. I have tears in my eyes every time I sing it and remembering Jesus love for me.

Thank You Jesus for bringing me from the depths of evil to the light even though I was not worthy of it. If ever I loved You my Jesus, 'tis now.


Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, United States

Thank you so much. Memory of this hymn started humming in the back of my brain, and I was eager to look it up to refresh the lyrics to me. What a rich relationship the auther had with Jesus! He had blessed me beyond anything I could have imagined. I love You, Lord Jesus.


Cypress, Texas, United States

Lately I've felt so weak spiritually that all can do is pray and sing this hymn. I learned as a young child in church though I was not converted until I was 30.

If any feel led to pray for me please do, I need Jesus to renew me and cleanse me from my sins so I can move forward. I've wasted my life I'm afraid and want to be of use to God in the time I have left. 'I need Thee Lord Jesus I know Thou art mine,.... from all of the follies of sin I resign'.

Frank Pytel

Chicago, Illinois, United States

I love this hymn, but as I sing it I feel there are two lines, one in verse two and the other in verse four that just don’t seem right. In verse two our lovely Jesus wore the cursed crown of thorns on His brow, while in verse four, I wear a glittering crown upon my brow. He wore the crown that I deserved, so that I can wear the crown that belongs only to Him! Thank you Beloved Christ for Your love and what You did, “If ever I loved Thee, Lord Jesus, ‘tis now”.