How could such a young man write this thoughtful hymn? St. Albans, England: The Campfield Press, 1988. My Jesus I love Thee, I know Thou art mine For Thee all the follies of sin I … If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now. Steel, David Warren, and Richard H. Hulan. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Ad revenue helps keep us running. In the first 11 months of 2020, we had 6.99 million users from 237 countries around the globe access this Hymnary website! Jesus, Thou Joy of loving hearts, Thou Fount of life, Thou Light of men, From the best bliss that earth imparts, We turn unfilled to Thee ag Listen to My Jesus I Love Thee from The Celebration Choir's The Best Hymns Album In The World…Ever! The Hymn Makers - My Jesus I Love Thee Lyrics. I love thee because thou hast first loved me, and purchased my pardon on Calvary's tree; I love thee for wearing the thorns on thy brow; if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now. Sixteen year old William Featherston of Montreal, Canada wrote this simple but profound hymn in 1862, not long after he was converted to Christ. My Jesus I Love Thee Hymn History Many of the songs that we have in our hymns were originally written as poems and My Jesus I Love Thee is not an exception. And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow, I’ll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death, And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath; And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow, if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now. (p. 300), This page was last edited on 14 December 2020, at 02:17. I love Thee because Thou Hast first loved me And purchased my pardon On Calvary's tree. My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou; If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now. I'll ever adore thee in heaven so bright; If this score will be projected or included in a bulletin, usage must be reported to a licensing agent (e.g. A remarkable thing about “My Jesus I Love Thee” is that it was not penned by an aged and experienced hymn-writer like so many of our favorite hymns. For Thee all the follies of sin I resign. Hymns, #544 says, "Lord Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine; / For Thee all the pleasures of sin I resign; / My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou, / If ever I loved Thee, Lord Jesus, 'tis now." for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. for thee all the follies of sin I resign. Zanesville, Ohio, 1848. Unfortunately, the author died before music was added to this poem. We don't know much about William Featherston except that he was born in Ju­ly 23rd, 1846, Montreal, Quebec, Canada and … If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now. Baltimore, MD: Armstrong and Plaskitt, 1822. My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine; Thou art beloved, … 1. I love Thee in life I will love Thee in death And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath. My Jesus I love Thee I know Thou art mine For Thee all the follies Of sin I resign. Try, It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. If ever I loved Thee, My Jesus, 'tis now. That teen was William Ralph Featherston. I'll sing with the glittering crown on my brow; Download easily transposable chord charts and sheet music plus lyrics for 100,000 songs. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or, The Grace of Jesus Christ: In Praise of Christ; Commitment; Jesus Christ, ; Jesus Christ: Atonement; Jesus Christ: Love For, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, I have already donated. My Jesus I Love Thee song from the album Souls For All Seasons is released on Nov 2015 . Listen to Ebenezer John My Jesus I Love Thee MP3 song. if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now. [2] Kenneth Osbeck writes of this hymn in his book, 101 More Hymn Stories: "It is difficult to realize that this beloved devotional hymn, which expresses so profoundly a believer's love and gratitude to Christ ... was written by a teenager".[1]. In mansions of glory and endless delight, And purchased my pardon on Calvary’s Tree. I love Thee because Thou hast first loved me. Original lyrics of My Jesus, I Love Thee song by Religious Music. These words are full of adoration for the One who freed me from sin’s chains. SongSelect is the definitive source for worship song resources. The text of this favorite hymn, especially of northern evangelicals, was likely written at the conversion of author William Ralph Featherstone (1846-1873) when he was a teenager. For Thee all the follies of sin I resign. I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow; If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus tis now. William Ralph Featherstone (1846 - … 3. 2. The duration of song is 02:59. My Gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou. (This is one of the hymns my mom and I sang together during her last hospitalization, which makes it even more precious to me.) Then there are other stories that tell of the reason for the acceptance and success of the marriage of text and music. The poem is believed to have been his only publicly published work. Recorded in Philadelphia, November 8, 1908. If ever I love Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now . I love Thee for wearing The thorns on Thy brow: If ever I loved Thee, My Jesus, 'tis now. What though my joys and comfort die? Oh, oh, oh, oh. for thee all the follies of sin I resign. My Jesus I Love Thee is a poem written by William Ralph Featherston in 1864 when he was 16 years old, although one source says he could have been just 12 years old. I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow My Jesus I Love Thee” is a sweet expression of love for the Savior that flows directly from the author’s experience of the Savior’s love for him. My gracious Redeemer, my song shall be now: ‘Tis Thou who art worthy, Lord Jesus, ’tis Thou.” Those that say youth is wasted on the young might be surprised to hear that William Ralph Featherstone (1846-1873) is believed to have written "My Jesus I Love Thee" at the age of 16! My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou; Watch official video, print or download text in PDF. Featherston considered this hymn his “legacy of love.” His love for God were genuine and true. Explain your version of song meaning, find more of Religious Music lyrics. I love Thee because Thou hast first loved me, And purchased my pardon on Calvary s tree. William Ralph Featherson was born to John and Mary Featherson on July 24, 1846 in Montreal, Canada. CCLI, OneLicense, etc). […] Please don't show this to me again this fund drive, My Jesus, I love thee, I know thou art mine, MY JESUS, I LOVE THEE (United Methodist Hymnal 172), My Jesus, I Love Thee (Hymns of Introspection for Organ). My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art thou; [4][5] There are other similarities between Featherston's poem and camp-meeting songs published in the 1820s onward.[6][7][8]. And purchased my pardon on Calvary's tree. Performed by Frederic C. Freemantel. In 1876 Adoniram Gordon added music to Featherston's poem. I'll sing with the glittering crown on my brow; If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now. My Jesus I Love Thee: As with many of our hymns of great heritage, there are at least two stories that must be told to get a fair picture of the publishing of the hymn. I love Thee because Thou has first loved me, And purchased my pardon on Calvary's tree. Our God is truly more amazing than we can ever imagine and He blesses us each and every single day. Comment and share your favourite lyrics. To donate online, please use the Calvin University secure giving site. Songs in the night he giveth. My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine. 2. I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow; What though the darkness gather round? I'll ever adore Thee in heaven so bright; If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now. For Thee all the follies of sin I resign. I love thee for wearing the thorns on thy brow; Are parts of this score outside of your desired range? if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now. My gracious Redeemer My Savior art Thou If ever I loved Thee My Jesus ’tis now. My Jesus I Love Thee” is a sweet expression of love for the Savior that flows directly from the author’s experience of the Savior’s love for him. 2. I love Thee because Thou hast first loved me, And purchased my pardon on Calvary's tree; I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow; (Oh my saviour) If ever I love Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now. If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now. This song is sung by Ebenezer John. A remarkable thing about “My Jesus I Love Thee” is that it was not penned by an aged and experienced hymn-writer like so many of our favorite hymns. I love thee because thou hast first loved me, The Lord my savior liveth. The first two lines of this poem are nearly the same as a hymn written by Caleb J. Taylor, published in 1804; this hymn is used as the basis for the song Imandra by Ananias Davisson in the Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony in 1820, reprinted in Southern Harmonyin 1835. [3] The first two lines of this poem are nearly the same as a hymn written by Caleb J. Taylor, published in 1804; this hymn is used as the basis for the song Imandra by Ananias Davisson in the Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony in 1820, reprinted in Southern Harmony in 1835. My hymnal (Hymns of Truth and Praise, 1971, printed in U.S.A.) has the first verse saying “Lord Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine. 3. I'll love Thee in life, I will love Thee 'til death, And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath; And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow, If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now. I'll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death, I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow; If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now. The Makers of the Sacred Harp. if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now. The United Methodist Church's Hymns of the United Methodist Church, a guide to the denomination's hymnal, states that Featherstone was 16 years old when he wrote the text in 1864. Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1964. 2. For Thee all the follies of sin I resign. ‘My Jesus, I love thee, I know thou art mine; for thee all the follies of sin I resign; my gracious Redeemer, my Savior art thou; if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.’ There’s truly nothing like hearing a classic hymn to really make you feel closer to God. My Jesus, I Love Thee was written as a devotional poem by a young teen who had recently come to faith. I love thee because thou hast first loved me, and purchased my pardon on Calvary's tree; I love thee for wearing the thorns on thy brow; if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now. (p. 291), Taylor, Gordon Harry. I ll love Thee in life, and I ll love My Rock and my Fortress, my Surety Divine. 3. 2. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois. My gracious Redeemer, My Saviour art Thou! and purchased my pardon on Calvary's tree; William wrote no other hymns that we know of and his brief life ended just before his twenty-seventh birthday. Companion to the Song Book of the Salvation Army. 216 pp", "Shaffer's Pilgrim Songster. (My Life Flows On In Endless Song). My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art thou; If ever I loved thee, my Jesus, ’tis now. I love Thee because Thou has first loved me, This Christian hymn - My Jesus I Love Thee - first started out just as a poem written by William Ralph Featherston at the young age of 16. Hymns of Our Faith. I love thee because thou hast first loved me, and purchased my pardon on Calvary's tree; I love thee for wearing the thorns on thy brow; if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now. Download the Chord Charts for My Jesus I Love Thee by Shane & Shane/The Worship Initiative, from the album Hymns Volume 2. My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art thou; if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now. My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art thou; if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now. We are so grateful to be able to provide timeless hymns from the ages to all who find them a blessing, and we are so thankful to all who support us with gifts of time, talent and treasure. 1 My Jesus, I love thee, I know thou art mine; Featherston died at the age of 27, well before his poem had become a well-known inspirational hymn. William Ralph Featherston, 1864, My Jesus I Love Thee is a poem written by William Ralph Featherston in 1864 when he was 16 years old,[1][2] although one source says he could have been just 12 years old. “My Jesus, I Love Thee” by William R. Featherston is one of my favorite hymns. Featherstone, a Weslyan Methodist from Montreal, wrote the text at the time of … In mansions of glory and endless delight, 2010. "Hymn Stories: My Jesus I Love Thee | Challies Dot Com", "Christian Classics Ethereal Library, Southern Harmony, Imandra", "Social and Camp-Meeting Songs for the Pious. My Jesus, I love thee, I know thou art mine; 216 pp", "My Jesus, I Love Thee from Darlene Zschech's #RevealingJesus Project", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=My_Jesus_I_Love_Thee&oldid=994094651, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz work identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Reynolds, William Jensen. A separate copy of this score must be purchased for each choir member. There are other similarities between Featherston's poem and camp-meetin… My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou; If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, tis now. My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine, For Thee all the follies Of sin I resign. 3. 3. And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath; I love Thee, Jesus, And Thy love to me Draws me, ever to seek Thee And run after Thee, Draws me, ever to seek Thee And run after Thee. Thee in life I will love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow ; If ever I Thee. Mp3 song ” his love for God were genuine and true [ … ] my Redeemer. 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