Give Yourself to Love the Lord

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Give yourself to love the Lord.
No other way is so prevailing
And no other way, no other way is so safe.
2
Give yourself to love the Lord.
No other way is so rich,
And so full, oh so full, of enjoyment.
  Each morning we must rise up and say to Him,
“Lord Jesus, I love You.”
3
Give yourself to love the Lord.
Do not care for anything else;
Just love Him! Do not care!
Give yourself to love the Lord!
  We are not our own, Lord;
All we have we give to You.
Lord Jesus! Lord Jesus!
Lord Jesus, we love You!
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Johnny

Austin, Texas, United States

Hey I just want to say hi and thank you. This has allowed me to re-center myself this staying connected with Jesus. He’s all I need. Praise the Lord! Help me stay focused and connected. It’s the best feeling in the world.


Ugo Edeoga

Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Lovely


Angel V

Fresno, California, United States

No other way is so safe!


Bethel

Eugene, Oregon, United States

We need to give are self to you Lord. We give are all to You. Amen saints!


MB

Philippines

We memorized this few years ago. I thought that to give ourselves to love the Lord is to try our best to love Him. Although I did love Lord, there were also many times that I inwardly drift away from Him. But 1 John 4:19 ["we love because He first love us"] reminds me of this hymn. We cannot love the Lord without experiencing His love first. Hence to 'give ourselves to love the Lord'' actually means to LET THE LORD LOVE YOU. We should not try to love the Lord. We should just let Him love us just as we are. Then through that love, He will draw us to love Him in return.

There were times that it seems that I do not want to love the Lord anymore. But this hymn reminds me to just come Him. And by opening to Him and just letting Him love me, He is faithful to recover my love to Him.


Yuri Reyes

Anaheim, California, United States

Each morning we must rise up and say to Him,

“Lord Jesus, I love You. ”

I love YOU LORD!


Herber

Fontana, CA, United States

Give yourself to love the Lord. Do not care for anything else. Just love Him; do not care. Lord Jesus, we love You!


Chris Abraham

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Lord Jesus, I love You!


Dorcas Li

Los Angeles, California, United States

We are not our own Lord. All we have we give to you. Loving you is the prevailing way.


Yuri Reyes

Portland, Oregon, United States

Lord Jesus I love You!

Give yourself to love the Lord. No other way is so prevailing, and no other way is so safe, so rich, and so full of enjoyment. Just love Him. Do not care for anything else. Teachings, doctrines, gifts, and power do not mean much. We must continually tell the Lord, "Lord, keep me in Your love! Attract me with Yourself! Keep me all the time in Your loving presence!" If we will pray in this way, we will see what love we will have toward the Lord and what kind of life we will live. We will simply live by the Lord Himself. As long as we love Him from the deepest part of our being, everything will be all right. If we need wisdom, He will be the wisdom to us. If we need power, He will be the power. If we need the proper and adequate knowledge, He will even be that to us. Whatever we need, He is. Do not try to get anything else; just look to Him that He would reveal His love to you. Song of Songs 1:4 says, "Draw me, we will run after thee." We must ask the Lord to draw us, and then others will run after Him with us. To take Him as our life, we must love Him in such a way.

In Revelation 2 the degradation of the church began with the loss of the first love toward the Lord Jesus. The church in Ephesus had many good works and was even strong in faith, but the Lord rebuked her by saying, "I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love." They had lost the fresh and best love toward the Lord. This started the degradation of the churches. When we lose our love for the Lord, we start to backslide. We must go to the Lord and make a deal with Him: "Lord, be merciful to me! I do not need anything or anyone else but Your loving Self. Simply show me Yourself! Draw me that we may run after You. O Lord, show me Your love that I might be constrained by Your love! I do not want to do anything for You, Lord. I just want to love You. I just want to take You as my Person. I want Your personality as my personality, Your will as my will, Your desires as my desires. I want Your everything as my everything."

Thus, we see that it is not simply a matter of believing, but also a matter of loving. We must learn to love the Lord Jesus. If we would have such a burning love toward the Lord Jesus, we will enjoy all that He is. Therefore, I do not encourage you to seek anything else. Go to the Lord and ask Him to draw you that you may run after Him. You must realize that the "zoe-life" is such a loving, wonderful Person and that love is the way to deal with Him.

Singing