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Detroit 39t

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Arranged by William Bradshaw, 1820
Poet: Philip Doddridge, 1755
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Do not I love Thee, Oh my Lord?
Behold my heart, and see,
And turn each cursed idol out,
That dares to rival Thee.


Do not I love Thee, O my Lord?, Stanza 1
2
Do not I love Thee from my soul?
Then let me nothing love;
Dead be my heart to ev’ry joy
When Jesus cannot move.


Do not I love Thee, O my Lord?, Stanza 2
3
Thou know’st I love Thee, dearest Lord,
But Oh I long to soar
Far from the sphere of mortal joys,
And learn to love Thee more.


Do not I love Thee, O my Lord?, Stanza 7