Because He first loved us.@1 John 4:19

An­on­y­mous, from Chris­tian Har­mo­ny, or Song­sters Com­pan­ion, by Jer­e­mi­ah In­galls (Ex­e­ter, New Hamp­shire: Hen­ry Ran­let, 1805) (🔊 pdf nwc). The lyr­ics are some­times at­trib­ut­ed to John A. Gra­nade.

I love Thee, I love Thee,
I love Thee, my Lord;
I love Thee, my Savior,
I love Thee, my God;
I love Thee, I love Thee,
And that Thou dost know;
But how much I love Thee
My actions will show.

I’m happy, I’m happy,
Oh, wondrous account!
My joys are immortal,
I stand on the mount;
I gaze on my treasure
And long to be there,
With Jesus and angels
And kindred so dear.

O Jesus, my Savior,
With Thee I am blessed.
My life and salvation,
My joy and my rest.
Thy name be my theme,
And Thy love be my song;
Thy grace shall inspire both
My heart and my tongue.

Oh, who’s like my Savior?
He’s Salem’s bright king;
He smiles and He loves me
And helps me to sing:
I’ll praise Him, I’ll praise Him
With notes loud and clear,
While rivers of pleasure
My spirit shall cheer.