Oh Our Lord
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
In Christ Alone
Come Praise and Glorify
Death in His Grave
“The Love of Jesus”
(Adapted to modern language from The Valley Of Vision)
O Heavenly Father of Jesus our Lord,
Help me to approach you with deepest
not with presumption,
not with groveling fear, but with holy boldness.
You are beyond the grasp of my understanding,
but not beyond my love.
You know that I love you with deep sincerity,
for you are completely delightful, good, and perfect.
My heart melts at the love of Jesus,
my Lord and my God, bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh,
united unto me, dead for me, risen for me;
He is mine and I am his,
given to me as well as for me;
I am never so much mine as when I am his,
or so much lost to myself until lost in him;
then I find my true identity, who you made me to be.
But my love is frost and cold, ice and snow;
Let his love warm me,
lighten my burden,
be my heaven;
May it be more revealed to me in all its influences
that my love to him may be more fervent
Let the mighty tide of his everlasting love
cover the rocks of my sin and care;
Then let my spirit float above those things
which had otherwise wrecked my life.
Make me fruitful by living to that love of yours alone,
my character becoming more beautiful every day.
If traces of Christ’s love-artistry be upon me,
may he work on me with his divine brush
until the complete image be obtained
and I be made a perfect copy of him,
O Lord Jesus, come to me,
O Divine Spirit, rest upon me,
O Holy Father, look on me in mercy
for the sake of the well-beloved.