Jesus Lord, my best love Thou art

1
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.
2
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.
3
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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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."


Anonymous

United States

Is there a reason why the words were changed? The new words cannot simply capture the feelings in the original lyrics.


G

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Originally written this way:

1. Jesus Lord, my best love Thou art,

Thou hast fully captured my heart;

There is none in heav'n nor on earth like Thee,

With Thy beauty none can compete.

When Thy voice first came to mine ear,

Whisp'ring in my heart words most dear,

All past loves and aims lost their charm for me,

All my boasts so vain now appear.

Throughout all the world, who compares with Thee?

Who so full of worth, who so fair and sweet?

Only Thou art worthy my love to win,

O Lord Jesus, how I love Thee!

No more I who live, no more self-deceived,

No more in the self's world indulged to be,

Deep within I know You're my only love,

My best love is none else but Thee!

2. Jesus Lord, my best love Thou art,

Rid all rocks that hide in my heart;

Gladly I Thy bondslave of love would be,

One heart, one will ever with Thee

Though my heart is oft not subdued,

Still Thy way alone it would choose;

All I yearn for is what Thy heart desires,

In Thy love alone peace I find.

3. Jesus Lord, my best love Thou art,

Ne'er again from Thee I'd depart;

Never hide Thy dear, smiling face from me.

To none else I'd cling, Lord, but Thee.

To Thee, Lord, my all I outpour,

How Thy love my heart deeply fills,

My eternal portion, most precious Lord,

None but Thee I want evermore.


Tracy Russell

Anchorage, AK, United States

Thank You Lord, we can say, You are our best love.


Anonymous

Malabon, NCR, Philippines

Deep within I know You're my only love, my best love is none else but Thee!

Joo yaesoo saranghabnidah!


Joseph Ming

Monrovia, CA, United States

Jesus Lord, I deeply love You.


You are my best love Lord

Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia

He's the only one worth-loving and worth-loving.


Alejandra

Irvine, CA, United States

My one love, my best love, is Thee!

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