I can still hear my grandmother whistling her favorite hymn, “My Jesus, I Love Thee.” In her later years, instead of humming or singing, she would whistle (Something I love to do!). The hymn is one that directs us into a deeper relationship with Jesus!

An anonymous author wrote these words: “And shall I use these ransomed powers of mine for things that only minister to me? Lord, take my tongue, my hands, my heart, my all; and let me live and love for thee!

This hymn was written by a 16-year old at the time of his confession of faith. May these words cause each of us even now to renew our devotion to God so that this love for Jesus may be reflected in all we do and say each day of our lives.

My Jesus, I Love Thee – William Ralph Featherson

1. My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;
For Thee all the follies of sin I resign;
My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

2. I love Thee because Thou hast first loved me,
And purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree;
I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

3. I’ll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,
And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;
And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow,
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

4. In mansions of glory and endless delight,
I’ll ever adore Thee in heaven so bright;
I’ll sing with the glittering crown on my brow,
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

We love Him, because He first loved us! 1 John 4:19

By the way, I am sure that my Nana is still whistling that hymn in Glory!

Rich Bealer

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