My Jesus, I love thee - Printable Version

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My Jesus, I love thee - HelenaZF - 03-29-2013

My Jesus I love thee, was penned by a 16 year old William Featherson of Montreal, Canada in the mid 1800's.   He had come to Christ at an early age, but he obviously had a deep walk with the Lord to be able to write this love poem to the Savior.   He tragically died at the age of 27.  The composer of the music, Adoniram Judson Gordon, a baptist pastor, also loved Christ and wrote the music to go along with Featherson's poem to be sung at his funeral.  Both men were everyday people who led quiet lives, but their offerings expressing their deep love of Christ live on to give honor to our Lord's saving grace.


My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;

For Thee all the follies of sin I resign.

My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou;

If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

I love Thee because Thou has first loved me,

And purchased my pardon on Calvary's tree.

I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;

If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

I'll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,

And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;

And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow,

If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

In mansions of glory and endless delight,

I'll ever adore Thee in heaven so bright;

I'll sing with the glittering crown on my brow;

If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.