mainheader
echo '
';

rp Search Options

Hymn/Song Information

I love thee Lord but not because




I love thee, Lord, but not because
I hope for heaven thereby,
nor yet for fear that loving not
I might for ever die;


but for that thou didst all the world
upon the cross embrace;
for us didst bear the nails and spear,
and manifold disgrace,


and griefs and torments numberless,
and sweat of agony;
e'en death itself; and all for one
who was thine enemy.


Then why, most loving Jesus Christ,
should I not love thee well,
not for the sake of winning heaven,
nor any fear of hell;


not with the hope of gaining aught,
nor seeking a reward;
but as thyself hast loved me,
O ever loving Lord!


E'en so I love thee, and will love,
and in thy praise will sing,
solely because thou art my God
and my eternal King.

marker 99
LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs:
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1982# 682
      MUSIC
      Name: ST. FULBERT
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1849
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        echo '
        ';
        If I have omitted copyright on any items, or if there are errors, please e-mail me with details and I will gladly update my records.

        This page has had 282 visits
        eye-catcher
        Designed and managed by:
        nbp