Scripture Verse

Because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19


Words & Mu­sic: 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.