God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.@John 3:16

August D. Rische, 1852 (Gott ist die Liebe). Composite translation.

German tune (🔊 pdf nwc).

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August D. Rische (1819–1906)

God loves me dearly,
Grants me salvation;
God loves me dearly,
Loves even me.

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Therefore I’ll say again,
God loves me dearly,
God loves me dearly,
Loves even me.

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I was in slavery,
Sin, death, and darkness;
God’s love was working
To make me free.

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He sent forth Jesus,
My dear Redeemer,
He sent forth Jesus
And set me free.

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Jesus, my Savior,
Himself did offer;
Jesus, my Savior,
Paid all I owed.

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Now I will praise You,
O Love Eternal,
Now I will praise You
All my life long.

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