Hymns of praise

My God, I Love Thee

My God, I Love Thee

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  My God, I Love Thee Bells Version (.mp3)

1. My God, I love thee, not because I hope for heaven thereby, nor yet because, if I love not, I must forever die.

2. Thou, O my Jesus, thou didst me upon the cross embrace; for me didst bear the nails and spear and manifold disgrace.

3. Then why, O blessed Jesus Christ, should I not love thee well? Not for the sake of winning heaven, nor of escaping hell.

4. Not with the hope of gaining aught, not seeking a reward, but as thyself hast loved me, O everlasting Lord.

5. So would I love thee, dearest Lord, and in thy praise will sing; because thou art my loving God and my eternal King.