Monday, December 19, 2005

"Let Me Love Thee"

No, I haven't been watching Jane Austen movies, although I would like to. It is a poem...

So here it goes.

"Let me love Thee, Thou are claiming
Every feeling of my soul;
Let me love, in power prevailing,
Render Thee my life, my all;
For life's burdens they are easy,
And life's sorrows lose their sting
If they're carried, Lord, to please Thee,
If they're done Thy smile to win.

Let me love Thee--come revealing
All Thy love has done for me;
Help my doubt,so unbelieving
By the sight of Calvary;
Let me see Thy love despising
All the shame my sins have brought,
By Thy torment realizing
What a price my burden bought.

Let me love Thee, love is mighty,
Swaying realms of deed and thought,
By which I shall walk uprightly
And shall serve Thee as I ought.
Love will soften every sorrow,
Love will lighten every care,
Love unquestioning will follow,
Love will triumph, love will bear.

Let me love Thee, Savior,
Take my heart forever,
Nothing but Thy favour, Lord,
My soul can satisfy!"

William Booth-Clibborn

2 comments:

Chris said...

William Booth...Salvation Army?

Chris said...
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