Advent Hymnals

301. I LOVE THEE BETTER, LORD

Christ in Song,

1.
I know I love thee better, Lord,
Than any earthly joy;
For thou hast given me the peace
Which nothing can destroy.

Chorus:
The half has never yet been told,
Of love so full and free;
The half has never yet been told,
The blood it cleanseth me.

2.
I know that thou art nearer still
Than any earthly throng;
And sweeter is the tho't of thee
Than any lovely song.  [Chorus]

3.
Thou hast put gladness in my heart;
Then may I well be glad;
Without the secret of thy love 
I could not but be sad.  [Chorus]

4.
O Saviour, precious Saviour, mine!
What will thy presence be,
If such a life of joy can crown
Our walk on earth with thee?  [Chorus]

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Title I Love Thee Better, Lord
Key C Major
Titles The half has never yet been told,
First Line I know I love thee better, Lord
Author F. R. Havergal
Year 1908
Composer R. E. Hudson
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Tune I know I love thee better, Lord
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Subjects Christ: Christ Precious
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