Christ My Song - 53
Hark, my soul! it is the Lord - "Lovest thou me?"
(William Cowper/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
"Lovest thou me?"
1. Hark, my soul! it is the Lord;
'tis thy Saviour, hear his word;
Jesus speaks, and speaks to thee:
"Say, poor sinner, lov'st thou me?
I delivered thee when bound,
and, when bleeding, healed thy wound;
sought thee wandering, set thee right,
turned thy darkness into light. PDF - Midi
2. Can a woman's tender care
cease towards the child she bare?
Yes: she may forgetful be,
yet will I remember thee.
Mine is an unchanging love,
higher than the heights above;
deeper than the depths beneath;
free and faithful, strong as death.
3. Thou shalt see my glory soon,
when the work of grace is done;
partner of my throne shalt be;
say, poor sinner, lov'st thou me?"
Lord, it is my chief complaint,
that my love is weak and faint;
yet I love thee and adore:
O for grace to love thee more!
William Cowper, The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper, 1853(?), 243-244.
And: Olney Hymns, Book 1, Hymn 118.