O Jesus, Jesus, dearest Lord!
Forgive me, if I say,
For very love, thy sacred name
A thousand times a day.
2 I love thee so, I know not how
My transports to control;
Thy love is like a burning fire
Within my very soul.
3 Oh, wonderful! that thou should'st let
So vile a heart as mine
Love thee with such a love as this,
And make so free with thine!
4 O Light in darkness, Joy in grief!
O Heaven begun on earth!
Jesus my Love, my Treasure! who
Can tell what thou art worth?
5 O Jesus, Jesus, sweetest Lord!
What art thou not to me?
Each hour brings joys before unknown,
Each day new liberty.
Frederick Wm. Faber, 1848.