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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
1
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
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.


Detroit 39t, Stanza 2

Do Not I Love Thee (Detroit) 68t, Stanza 2
3
Is not thy Name melodious still
To mine attentive Ear?
Doth not each Pulse with Pleasure bound
My Saviour’s Voice to hear?



4
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
5
Would not mine ardent Spirit vie *
With Angels round the Throne,
To execute thy sacred Will,
And make thy Glory known?



6
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.



7
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.