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Title: Jesus Thy boundless love

Date: 29/07/2009 (Other)

Speaker: Congregation

Bible Reference: Summer Conference Hymn


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.

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;
My every act, word, thought, be love.

O Love, hoe 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!

Unwearied may I this pursue,
Dauntless to the high prize aspire;
Hourly within my soul renew
This holy flame, this heavenly fire;
And day and night be all my care
To guard the sacred treasure there.

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 tremendous hour,
In death, as life, be Thou my Guide,
And save me, who for me hast died.

Paul Gerhardt, 1607-76;
tr. by John Wesley, 1703-91