My God I Love Thee / My God I love Thee not because [#MyGodILoveThee #MyGodILoveTheeNotBecause #GodILoveThee #ILoveThee #LoveThee]

My God I Love Thee / My God I love Thee not because [#MyGodILoveThee #MyGodILoveTheeNotBecause #GodILoveThee #ILoveThee #LoveThee]

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Original in Latin: Writer Unknown
Translated to English from Latin: Edward Caswall (Yateley, Hampshire, England, UK, July 15, 1814, – Oratory, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England, UK, January 2, 1878)

1
My God I love Thee not because
I hope for Heav’n thereby
Nor yet because who love Thee not
May eternally die

2
Thou O my Jesus Thou didst me
Upon the cross embrace
For me didst bear the nails and spear
And manifold disgrace

3
And griefs and torments numberless
And sweat of agony
E’en death itself and all for man
Who was Thine enemy

4
Then why O blessèd Jesus Christ
Should I not love Thee well
Not for the hope of winning Heaven
Nor of escaping hell

5
Not with the hope of gaining aught
Nor seeking a reward
But as Thyself hast lovèd me
O everlasting Lord

6
E’en so I love Thee and will love
And in Thy praise will sing
Solely because Thou art my God
And my eternal King

My God I Love Thee / My God I love Thee not because [#MyGodILoveThee #MyGodILoveTheeNotBecause #GodILoveThee #ILoveThee #LoveThee]

My God I Love Thee / My God I love Thee not because [#MyGodILoveThee #MyGodILoveTheeNotBecause #GodILoveThee #ILoveThee #LoveThee]

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