I love my Lord, but with no love of mine

I love my Lord, but with no love of mine,
    For I have none to give;
I love Thee, Lord, but all the love is Thine,
    For by Thy love I live.
I am as nothing, and rejoice to be
Emptied, and lost, and swallowed up in Thee.
Thou, Lord, alone, art all Thy children need,
    And there is none beside;
From Thee the streams of blessedness proceed,
    In Thee the bless’d abide.
Fountain of life, and all-abounding grace,
Our source, our center, and our dwelling-place.
Stephen Manifold

Austin, Texas, United States

On Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations (Psa 90:1). May we abide in you continually.


Baronof Island, AK, United States

Empty us Lord

We want to be lost in thee Lord

Swallowed up in thee

Br.Jeffrey Hall

The Church In Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

We realize that we are nothing, but we have Christ! and Christ is everything! Only after we are emptied can we be filled with the Love of Christ. As He makes His home in our hearts, We can live in Him.....

Rose. Rowe-Taylor

Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

What a blessing to be brought to the realisation that oue best efforts before the Lord are like filthy rags and that we are nothing have nothing and can do nothing apart from our beloved Lord Jesus Christ who is the consummate Spirit dwelling in our human spirit. It is a delight honour and respect to allow Him to do all things in us through us and for us. Even in loving Him He is our capital. We only need to exercise Him as love to love Him. This is what satisfies Him and delight His heart. I love the Lord with no love of mine for I have none to give. Lord Jesus Your saints love you. Hallelujah.

Maurice Ward

Columbus, Ohio, United States

I am as nothing, and rejoice to be - Hallelujah Hallelujah!!

Emptied, and lost, and swallowed up in Thee.


San Diego, CA, United States

When we come to our end we realize we have no love in ourselves for You Lord. Hallelujah, Your love has been poured out in our hearts, we love because You first loved us. ❤️

Frank Alcamo

Oceanside, NY, United States

I love this site we use it at home to sing as part of our daily family devotions

Barbara Perino

Chicago, IL, United States

Thank you saints for making this website. It is an amazing help to thousands & thousands of believers and seekers.

Dawn Citto

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Praise the Lord!! We have nothing of ourselves, everything is

Out of Him, unto HIM! Thank you for Your amazing Love Lord Jesus,

You alone art ALL Your children Need, from You the streams of Blessedness

Proceed.... Youre the fountain of Life - our source, our centre & our dwelling Place, Youre alltogether marvellous. Thank You we can be nothing, emptied and Lost and swallowed Up in Thee, Lord Jesus, I Love YOU!

Ben Kayekjian

Lubbock, Texas, United States

Our love is so short, with any inconvenience we lose our love. Praise the Lord you are love. We love you with your eternal love.

We no longer need to follow the detour today, for the Lord has opened the way to the tree of life. However, the condition of most Christians is that they are still in the detour. If we do not have a revelation of the tree of life, we will exhort people saying, "Brother, you need to be watchful. Sister, you should be subject to your husband. We must deal with the flesh, accept the breaking, and accept the cross. We need to be like Madame Guyon." Such exhortations are in the detour of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Even Madame Guyon was in this detour. She pursued the Lord and was built up, but eventually God still had to strip everything away. When she was stripped by God, she could say, "I am as nothing, and rejoice to be / Emptied, and lost, and swallow'd up in Thee" (Hymns, #546). There is no need for a redundant step. It is better to not build than to build up and then tear down. God stripped her of everything and left only Himself. Therefore, she said that she was lost in Him. However, these words do not hit the mark. Man is not lost in God but mingled with God. By God's mercy Madame Guyon touched this reality, but she did not have sufficient light and did not know the confirming word in the Scriptures.

A person who takes the detour must eventually come out. The detour is about doing things. The Lord has enlightened us to see that we do not need to take this detour. The Lord said, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall by no means hunger, and he who believes into Me shall by no means ever thirst" (John 6:35). He also said, "He who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing" (15:5). These verses reveal that there is no need to stay in the detour. We need only to eat and drink the Lord: "He who eats Me, he also shall live because of Me" (6:57). How I wish I could repeat these verses until every believer sees that man needs nothing but to eat and enjoy the Lord. A. B. Simpson said that everything is in Christ and that Christ is everything (Hymns, #513). Healing is Christ, power is Christ, and patience is Christ; everything is Christ. But his words did not yet hit the mark and are not very clear. No one has ever told people, "God needs man to eat Him; man needs to eat God." Only this word hits the mark and is clear.