Scripture Verse

If a man love Me, he will keep My words: and My Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him. John 14:23

Introduction

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Daniel B. Towner
1850–1919

Words: Er­nest G. Wes­ley, 1905.

Music: Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (🔊 pdf nwc).

This song had the fol­low­ing foot­note in Re­viv­al Hymns, ed­it­ed by Tow­ner & Charles M. Al­ex­an­der (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bi­ble In­sti­tute Col­port­age As­so­cia­tion, 1905): In one of the ve­ry first meet­ings of the won­der­ful re­viv­al in Wales, a young la­dy arose and said, I do love Je­sus with all my heart. With this con­fes­sion the Ho­ly Ghost fell on the people in migh­ty pow­er.

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Wes­ley,

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Ernest G. W. Wesley
1847–1929

Lyrics

I do love Je­sus with all my heart
Because of what He did for me;
His life for me on the cross He gave,
He died for me on Cal­va­ry.

Refrain

I can­not but love Him who died for me;
I can­not but love Him, so true is He;
I love Him and ev­er will His name con­fess,
My life, my Lord and my right­eous­ness!

I do love Je­sus with all my heart
Because of what He does for me:
His depth­less grace all my life en­folds,
And guards in love’s true li­ber­ty.

Refrain

I do love Je­sus with all my heart
Because of what He is to me:
My light, my life, my abid­ing strength,
My sure de­fense, my king is He.

Refrain

Will you love Je­sus with all your heart?
He bore your sins on Cal­va­ry;
Repent, be­lieve, Him as Lord con­fess;
Then you shall live eter­nal­ly.

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