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Do not I love Thee, O my Lord?

Appeal to CHRIST for the Sincerity of Love to him. John xxi. 15.

Poet: Philip Doddridge, 1755
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
Do not I love Thee, O my Lord?
Behold my Heart and see;
And turn each cursed Idol out,
That dares to rival Thee.

Detroit 39t, Stanza 1

Do Not I Love Thee (Detroit) 68t, Stanza 1
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.

Detroit 39t, Stanza 2

Do Not I Love Thee (Detroit) 68t, Stanza 2
Is not thy Name melodious still
To mine attentive Ear?
Doth not each Pulse with Pleasure bound
My Saviour’s Voice to hear?

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?

Do Not I Love Thee (Detroit) 68t, Stanza 3
Would not mine ardent Spirit vie *
With Angels round the Throne,
To execute thy sacred Will,
And make thy Glory known?

Would not my Heart pour forth its Blood
In Honour of thy Name?
And challenge the cold Hand of Death
To damp th’ immortal Flame.

Thou know’st I love Thee, Dearest Lord;
But O! I long to soar
Far from the Sphere of mortal Joys,
And learn to love Thee more.

Detroit 39t, Stanza 3

Do Not I Love Thee (Detroit) 68t, Stanza 4
* Endeavour to equal.
Orton, Job. Hymns, Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures by the Late Reverend P. Doddridge, D.D.. Third Edition. London: Printed by Assignment from the Author’s Widow: For J. Buckland, et al, 1766.