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Hymn score of: Jesus, thy boundless love to me (Paul Gerhardt/John Wesley/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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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.

John Wesley, after Paul Gerhardt, adapted, in: Schaff, Philip: Christ in Song, 1870, 486-487.

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