"Thee Will I Love" A prayer to Jesus in hymn.
Hymns and Songs

Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: “Thee Will I Love”

"Thee Will I Love" A prayer to Jesus in hymn.In Ephesians 5:15-21, we are given directions on how to properly live as Christians. One of these is to sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.

Each Monday, I share a song from history or present day that present a high view of God, praise Him, and teaches solid doctrine.

Thee Will I Love

by Johann Scheffler and Heilige Seelenlust (1657)

Thee will I love, my strength, my tower,
Thee will I love, my joy, my crown,
Thee will I love with all my power,
In all Thy works, and Thee alone;
Thee will I love, till the pure fire
Fill my whole soul with chaste desire.

Ah, why did I so late Thee know,
Thee, lovelier than the sons of men!
Ah, why did I no sooner go
To Thee, the only ease in pain!
Ashamed, I sigh, and inly mourn,
That I so late to Thee did turn.

"Thee Will I Love" A prayer to Jesus in hymn.In darkness willingly I strayed,
I sought Thee, yet from Thee I roved;
Far wide my wandering thoughts were spread,
Thy creatures more than Thee I loved;
And now if more at length I see,
’Tis through Thy light and comes from Thee.

I thank Thee, uncreated Sun,
That Thy bright beams on me have shined;
I thank Thee, who hast overthrown
My foes, and healed my wounded mind;
I thank Thee, whose enlivening voice
Bids my freed heart in Thee rejoice.

Uphold me in the doubtful race,
Nor suffer me again to stray;
Strengthen my feet with steady pace
Still to press forward in Thy way;
My soul and flesh, O Lord of might,
Fill, satiate, with Thy heavenly light.

Give to mine eyes refreshing tears,
Give to my heart chaste, hallowed fires,
Give to my soul, with filial fears,
The love that all Heaven’s host inspires;
That all my powers, with all their might,
In Thy sole glory may unite.

Thee will I love, my joy, my crown,
Thee will I love, my Lord, my God;
Thee will I love, beneath Thy frown,
Or smile, Thy scepter, or Thy rod;
What though my flesh and heart decay?
Thee shall I love in endless day!

If you enjoyed this post, you may also be interested in my other posts of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs.

  • Stopping by from #SoulSurvival Linkup
    I like the words of this one; not sure I’ve heard this one before.

  • Bettie G

    This is stunningly beautiful!! And the words hold so much truth! Thank you for sharing this uplifting and faithful hymn.

  • Christin Baker

    Beautiful lyrics to this hymn! He definitely is our Crown!

  • Jerri Miller

    This makes me think of thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, mind and strength! ~ Jerralea

  • I’ve never heard this song before. The lyrics are beautiful. Thank you for sharing it!

  • Sue Loncaric

    Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at
    #Overthemoon. I have shared on social media. Have a great week and see you at
    next week’s link up! Sue from Sizzling Towards Sixty & Beyond

    http://www.sizzlingtowardssixty.com.au

  • Jann Olson

    Love the lyrics! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    Jann
    Jann