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Jesus, I love thee evermore
(Erastus C. Benedict/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Jesus, I love thee evermore.

(O Deus, ego amo Te, Nam prior Tu amasti me.)

1. Jesus, I love thee evermore,
for thou hast loved me, Lord, before;
  I have no freedom but to be
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2. Let memory, then, no thought retain,
except the glory of thy reign;
  nor let my mind desire below
  aught but the love of Christ to know.

3. I cannot have a wish or thought,
except to love thee as I aught;
  what, by thy gracious gift, is mine,
  with joy I freely make it thine.

4. From thee I have, to thee I give,
in thy commands, oh, let me live!
  My wants will then be all supplied,
  for all are only dreams beside.

Erastus C. Benedict, translated from an anonymous Latin poem, in: Schaff, Philip: Christ in Song, 1870, 484-485.

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