Archive for March 10th, 2021

My Jesus, I Love Thee

March 10, 2021

My Jesus, I Love Thee
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.

William Ralph Featherston, 1864

William Featherston was only 16 years old when he penned the words to this great old hymn.

Very little is known about him as he died at 27. However, he sent the poem to his aunt who lived in California and she had it published.

God used this young teenager to write a poem that is still sung today. His love for Jesus and his understanding shows in the words of this song.

How about you? Do you love Jesus? He loves you.