Do Not I Love Thee (Detroit) 68t
Tune: Arranged by William Bradshaw, 1820
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Lyrics: Philip Doddridge, 1755
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Do not I love Thee, O my Lord?
Behold my heart, and see;
And turn each worthless idol out,
That dares to rival Thee.
Do not I love Thee from my soul?
Then let me nothing love:
Dead be my heart to ev’ry joy,
Which Thou dost not approve.
Hast Thou a lamb in all Thy flock,
I would disdain to feed?
Hast Thou a foe before whose face,
I fear Thy cause to plead?
Thou know’st I love Thee, dearest Lord,
But O, I long to soar
Far from the sphere of mortal joys,
That I may love Thee more.