O Power of love
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O Power of love, all else transcending,
in Jesus present evermore,
I worship thee, in homage bending,
thy name to honor and adore.
Yea, let my soul, in deep devotion,
bathe in love's mighty boundless ocean.
Thou art my rest; no earthly treasure
can satisfy my yearning heart,
and naught can give to me the pleasure
I find in thee, my chosen part.
Thy love, so tender, so possessing,
is joy to me, and every blessing.
To thee my heart and life be given;
thou art in truth my highest good.
For me thy sacred side was riven,
for me was shed thy precious blood.
O thou who art the world's salvation,
be thine my love and adoration.
Words: Gerhard Tersteegen, Ich bete an die Macht der Liebe,
revised in Sammlung, 1825;
tr. Herman Brückner, Wartburg Hymnal
for Church, School, and Home, 1918, alt.
Tune: Dimitri S. Bortniansky, Choralbuch, 1825
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