Scripture Verse

We love Him, because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19


Words: Ma­ry A. Kid­der, in Pre­cious Jew­els, ed­it­ed by J. H. Les­lie & R. B. Ma­haf­fey (New York: C. M. Cady, 1878), page 37.

Music: Shil­long Sam­uel H. French (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Kid­der or French (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


When I think of Jesus’ love,
Jesus, blessèd Jesus;
How He came from Heav’n above,
Then do I love Jesus.
When I know He died for me,
On the hill of Calvary,
Died to set my spirit free,
Then do I love Jesus.

When I feel my sins forgiv’n,
Jesus, blessèd Jesus;
When I read or sing of Heav’n,
Then do I love Jesus;
When He bids me come and rest,
On His kind and loving breast,
When my longing heart is blest,
Then do I love Jesus.

When He sends His Spirit down,
Jesus, blessèd Jesus;
When He points to harp and crown,
Then do I love Jesus;
When my trials all are o’er,
When I reach the other shore,
There to dwell forevermore,
Then will I love Jesus.