O Jesus, Jesus, dearest Lord Lyrics

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O Jesus, Jesus, dearest Lord Lyrics
O Jesus, Jesus, dearest Lord!
  Forgive me if I say,
For very love, Thy sacred name
  A thousand times a day.

    O Jesus, Lord, with me abide;
    I rest in Thee, whate'er betide;
    Thy gracious smile is my reward;
        I love, I love Thee, Lord!

I love Thee so I know not how
  My transports to control;
Thy love is like a burning fire
  Within my very soul.

For Thou to me art all in all;
  My honor and my wealth;
My heart's desire, my body's strength,
  My soul's eternal health.

Burn, burn, O love, within my heart,
  Burn fiercely night and day,
Till all the dross of earthly loves
  Is burned, and burned away.

O light in darkness, joy in grief,
  O heaven's life on earth;
Jesus, my love, my treasure, who
  Can tell what Thou art worth?

What limit is there to this love?
  Thy flight, where wilt Thou stay?
On, on! our Lord is sweeter far
  Today than yesterday.
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