If Ever I Loved You

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This is one of the most well beloved hymns about our communion with and love for Jesus. Written by a 16 year old, the depth and power of these lyrics are sure to cause the heart to remember the love it has for it's redeemer. Arguably the most precious verse is the third, wherein we sing that we desire to love Jesus in life and death, and praise Him all the days of our life. May our dying words be "If ever I loved You, my Jesus, it's now."

Lyrics

Verse 1:
My Jesus, I love You, I know You are mine;
For You all the pleasures of sin I resign.
My gracious Redeemer, my Savior You are;
If ever I loved You, my Jesus, it's now.

Verse 2:
I love You because You first loved me,
And purchased my pardon on Calvary's tree.
I love You for wearing the thorns on Your brow;
If ever I loved You, my Jesus, it's now.

Verse 3:
I'll love You in life, I will love You in death,
And praise You as long as You lend me breath;
And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow,
If ever I loved You, my Jesus, it's now.

Verse 4:
In mansions of glory and endless delight,
I'll ever adore You in heaven so bright;
I'll sing with the glittering crown on my brow;
If ever I loved You, my Jesus, it's now.

Words by William Featherston (1846-73). Music by David L. Ward.
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