Christ My Song - 87
Jesus, thy boundless love to me (Paul Gerhardt/John Wesley/
Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Jesus, thy boundless love to me.
1. Jesus, thy boundless love to me
no thought can reach, no tongue declare.
O knit my thankful heart to thee,
and reign without a rival there!
Thine wholly, thine alone, I am;
be thou alone my constant flame!
2. O grant that nothing in my soul
may dwell but thy pure love alone;
O may thy love possess me whole,
my joy, my treasure, and my crown:
strange flames far from my heart remove;
may every act, word, thought, be love!
3. O Love, how cheering is thy ray!
All pain before thy presence flies:
care, anguish, sorrow, melt away,
where'er thy healing beams arise.
O Jesus, nothing may I see,
nothing desire or seek, but thee!
4. Still let thy love point out my way!
What wondrous things thy love hath wrought!
Still lead me, lest I go astray;
direct my word, inspire my thought;
and if I fall, soon may I hear
thy voice, and know that love is near.
5. In suffering, be thy love my peace;
in weakness, be thy love my power;
and when the storms of life shall cease,
Jesus, in that dark, final hour
of death, be thou my guide and friend,
that I may love thee without end.