Dear Lord Jesus, precious Jesus

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Dear Lord Jesus, precious Jesus,
  Thou hast won each love from me;
Who like Thee—so fair and comely?
  Who like Thee—so sweet and lovely?
Matchless One, unrivaled beauty,
  None can e’er compete with Thee!
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Dear Lord Jesus, precious Jesus,
  Gladly will I hear Thy call;
Since Thy voice my heart hath entered,
  I from all things could but sever;
Void are all my other seekings,
  Every pride hath disappeared.
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Dear Lord Jesus, precious Jesus,
  How can I still stubborn be?
At Thy feet cast all my hard’nings,
  And return with songs and singings;
’Tis my love to be Thy bondslave,
  ’Tis my joy to Thee obey.
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Dear Lord Jesus, precious Jesus,
  Thy way only will I choose;
Though in tears while I’m obeying,
  Yet I would not change my standing;
All I long for is Thy pleasure,
  And the peace Thy love would bring.
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Dear Lord Jesus, precious Jesus,
  When Thy presence does depart,
Seems the dawn has lost its traces,
  Hidden are my smiling faces;
All I yearn for is Thy coming
  And Thy presence’ sweet embrace.
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Dear Lord Jesus, precious Jesus,
  Can I tell it all to Thee?
Thou my love and satisfaction,
  Thou my everlasting portion;
Thou art all that I desire,
  Nothing else I would pursue.
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Dear Lord Jesus, precious Jesus,
  All I have I give to Thee;
Who like Thee—so fair and comely?
  Who like Thee—so sweet and lovely?
Matchless One, unrivaled beauty,
  None can e’er compete with Thee!
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Matthew and Jonathan

Irvine, CA, United States

Thou art our love and satisfaction, nothing else we would pursue!


Ruth

Canada

As soon as I try to sing these precious words the tears fall down my cheeks, my heart wells with Love for our Jesus. O dear Jesus. I think of Watchman Nee composing these lyrics, persecuted, facing imprisonment, possible torture and the words he penned carry the truth of his testimony. To sing this song is very humbling. How Jesus loved him and blessed him with His precious love.

Ephesians 3:14-21:

14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.


Leira Ruth F.

Philippines

To be in tears while obeying, yet still not change in standing is all by the Lord's grace. It is wonderful that despite all the difficulties we encounter, whether because of the flesh or by trial, something still holds us to keep us going on and not give up. The Lord never give us up! We cannot change in standing because He Himself cannot. What a grace!


Benjamin

Piscataway, NJ, United States

Dear Lord Jesus, how can I still stubborn be? Lord, may You soften my heart.


Viri

Miami, Florida, United States

Void are all my other seekings,

Every pride hath disappeared.

All I long for is Thy pleasure,

And the peace Thy love would bring.

All I yearn for is Thy coming

And Thy presence’ sweet embrace.

Thou art all that I desire,

Nothing else I would pursue.

Matchless One, unrivaled beauty,

None can e’er compete with Thee.


Febe Oga

Saudi Arabia

Every time I want to be refreshed in my love toward the Lord I love to sing this song. It reminds me that He is everything to me. He is so sweet and lovely. He's my love and satisfaction and my everlasting portion. Oh Lord Jesus may Your way only will I choose. Capture me oh Lord with Your love. May I gain You more each day Lord. I love You more Lord Jesus.


Brian Jones

Warwick, United Kingdom

Fantastic music, lovely words all combine to make this a truly anointed song.


Jeramil

Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

When I hear this hymn, it reminds me that my love is a "because" love. I love Him because He first loved me. 'Tis the joy to be His bondslave.


John Carbrey

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

There is nothing I enjoy more than singing this song intimately with my Lord.


Muelz

Iligan, Lanao Del Norte, Philippines

Thou hast won each love from me! Oh Lord.