Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All   2 comments

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Above:  Icon of Christ the Merciful

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Text (1854) by Henry Augustine Collins (1827-1919)

Hymn Source = Christian Youth Hymnal (1948), The United Lutheran Church in America

The original version had “Jesu,” not “Jesus.”

This is the most popular of the hymns Collins wrote, for it has had more staying power in hymnody than the others.

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1.  Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All,

Hear me, blest Saviour, when I call!

Hear me, and from Thy dwelling-place

Pour down the riches of Thy grace.

Refrain:

Jesus, my Lord I Thee adore,

O make me love Thee more and more.

2.  Jesus, too late I Thee have sought;

How can I love Thee as I ought?

And how extol Thy matchless fame,

The glorious beauty of Thy Name?

Refrain

3.  Jesus, what didst Thou find in me,

That Thou hast dealt so lovingly?

How great the joy Thou hast brought,

So far exceeding hope or thought!

Refrain

4.  Jesus, of Thee shall be in my song,

To Thee my heart and soul belong;

All that I have or am is Thine,

And Thou, blest Saviour, Thou art mine.

Refrain

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