Dear Lord Jesus, precious Jesus

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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Rex Baldon

Irvine, California, United States

"Simon Peter answered Him, Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life,

And we have believed and have come to know that You are the Holy One of God." (John 6:68-69)

Armand Tongo

Malabon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Singing this refreshed me of my love toward the Lord. Despite the complications, the veils, of our hearts, the Lord is seeking even for a small opening from within us so that He can penetrate more to work Himself into us and reveal more of how beautiful and lovely He is. This time, He made me tell Him, "O Lord Jesus, I love You!" Truly He cannot be compared to anything in this world. He is the most beautiful One!

Maurice Ward

Columbus, Ohio, United States

I feel as if the real sentiment behind this song is that of a love letter from one lover to another. Every line begins with 'Dear Lord Jesus, '... oh how sweet that we can pour our heart out in such a way. Despite there being the feeling that this is a song between two parted lovers, when I am through singing this hymn I feel as if I have drawn so much closer to Him and He to me.

Sister X

We love you Lord Jesus ! Nothing can compare to thee!!!

Cody Enderli

San Marcos, TX, United States

You have won my heart over Lord!

Now Lord would you keep my heart centered to you! How precious and matchless thou art!

Vali Balla

Tirana, Albania

Who like Thee—so sweet and lovely?

Matchless One, unrivaled beauty,

None can e’er compete with Thee!

Ryan Danek

United States

Thou hast won each love from me. He wins our hearts by showing us all that He is.

Matthew and Jonathan

Irvine, CA, United States

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



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.


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!