Jesus Lord, my best love Thou art

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Jesus Lord, my best love Thou art,
Thou hast fully captured my heart;
None compares with Thee, none on earth or heav’n,
God yet man, most beautiful One!
How I longed to vanish in Thee
When Thy tender voice came to me.
All past loves forsaking most joyfully,
I’d just love Thee — wholeheartedly.
  Who in all the world is as fair as Thee?
Or who else can love so romantic’ly?
Oh, most holy One, now You live in me!
Jesus Lord, I deeply love Thee!
No more trusting self, nor deceived I’d be;
I’d put off my self, just be filled with Thee;
Oh, let all apart from Thee fade and flee;
My one love, my best love, is Thee.
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Jesus Lord, my best love Thou art;
I was once rebellious and hard,
But I drop it all now to come to Thee,
Self forsake, that like Thee I’d be.
When I live, be it Thou, I pray,
Not self’s will, but God’s I’d obey;
To Thine heart attuned, Thy delight I’d seek;
No more struggling, fully at peace.
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Jesus Lord, my best love Thou art;
We two never, ever will part;
Thy dear presence is all my breath and might;
Thy dear smile is all my delight.
I would pour my heart out to Thee,
Love Thee, serve Thee, joined utterly;
My eternal portion, dear Lord, is Thee;
My one hope, Thy coming to see.
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Lamelo Ball

Chino Hills, CA, United States

Amen every time I sing this hymn it really puts me in the Feels. PTL There is none in heav'n nor on earth like Thee, With Thy beauty none can compete.


Nancy Northrup

Crescent City, CA, United States

Are lyrics available for the version of this song that is on the 2015 NYCYP CD How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place? These lyrics are similar, but different. Jesus Lord, my best love Thou art!


Abraham D

United States

Who in all the world is as fair as Thee?

Or who else can love so romantic’ly?

Oh, most holy One, now You live in me!

Jesus Lord, I deeply love Thee!


Nataly

Lima, Peru

Wonderful! Oh señor Jesús, gracias por tu iglesia!


Toyin Diyan

London, United Kingdom

Jesus my best love Thou art!


Nelson Liu

Boston, MA, United States

我惟一的最爱是你.


Allen In Christ

San Marcos, TX, United States

No one else compares with thee my love 💕! You’re altogether all I love.


Medea

Tbilisi, Georgia

მთელ სამყაროში ვინ შეგედრება?

ვინ არის შენსავით მშვენიერი?

მხოლოდ შენ ხარ ღირსი მარად მიყვარდე,

უფალო, როგორ მიყვარხარ!

აღარ მსურს ვიცხოვრო “მეს” სიცრუეში

ჩემი სამყარო მხოლოდ შენა ხარ,

უფალო, ჩემი საუკეთესო,

პირველი სიყვარული ხარ..


Chun Wang

Anaheim, Calfornia, United States

I agree with the other comment - the original though not perfect was much, much better. This version to me is awkwardly translated which is quite distracting and somewhat too doctrinal, not in keeping with the spirit of this precious love song to the Lord. Please consider bringing back the original.


Anonymous

United States

While I also wonder why the original words were changed, I do find enjoyment from both sets of lyrics. "I'd put off my self, just be filled with Thee" "Deep within I know you're my only love" "Jesus Lord, my best love thou art."

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