1 O Lord my love, my strength, my tower,
O Lord my hope, my joy, my crown:
O let me love with all my power
your works, yourself and you alone;
and love until your sacred fire
shall fill my soul with pure desire.

2 I thank you, uncreated Sun,
that in my heart your radiance shined,
that Satan's power was overthrown,
that you restored my wounded mind;
I welcome your life-giving voice,
and in your freedom I rejoice.

3 Support me in the strenuous race
and do not let my footsteps stray;
still strengthen me with heavenly grace
to persevere upon your way;
to serve you, Lord, with all my might
and make your glory my delight.

4 O Lord my love, my strength, my tower,
O Lord my hope, my joy, my crown:
O let me love you in the hour
of joy or pain your smile or frown;
and when my flesh and heart decay,
that love shall flower in endless day.

After Ich will dich lieben, meine St Johann Scheffler (1624 - 1677) paraphrased by John Wesley (1703 - 1791) adapted by Jubilate Hymns
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