Jesus my Lord my God my All

The lyrics of (one version of) this hymn were written by Henry Collins who died in 1858, meaning they are now in the public domain.   Another, more Catholic, set of lyrics is attributed to Frederick William Faber (d 1848).

With Long Meter (LM) It  has been set to a number of tunes including
  • ST CATHERINE by J. G. Walton and Henri F. Hemy (1864) - very commonly used today
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Fredrick William Faber (1814 - 1863) - published in some UK hymn books today
  • ADORO TE by Jo­seph Barn­by (1836 - 1896) 
  • ST MATTHIAS by Will­iam H. Monk, (1823 -1889) 
  • ST BASIL by Johann S. Bach, d.1750

There are various different verses in use, and apparently both Catholic ("sweet sacrament") and ecumenical versions, and it has not yet been determined which was the original.

It has been included in a number of recent hymnals, including GIA's Worship Version 3 (but not version 4, released in mid/late 2011)



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Examples

Tune: ST CATHERINE

Lyrics


Catholic version

Jesus my Lord, my God, my all
How can I love thee as I ought?
And how revere this wondrous gift
So far surpassing hope or thought?

Chorus:
    Sweet Sacrament, we Thee adore
    Oh make us love Thee more and more
    Oh make us love Thee more and more.

Had I but Mary's sinless heart,
To love Thee with, my dearest King
Oh, with what bursts of fervent praise
Thy goodness Jesus, would I sing!

Ah, see within a creature's hand
The vast Creator deigns to be.
Reposing, infant-like, as though,
On Joseph's arms, on Mary's knee.

Thy body, soul, and Godhead, all
O mystery of love divine
I cannot compass all I have
For all thou hast and art are mine

Sound, sound His praises higher still
And come, ye angels, to our aid
'Tis God, 'tis God, the very God
Whose power both man and angels made.


Ecumenical version

Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All,
Hear me, blest Savior, when I call;
Hear me, and from Thy dwelling place
Pour down the riches of Thy grace;

Chorus:
Jesus, my Lord, I Thee adore;
O make me love Thee more and more.

Jesus, too late I Thee have sought;
How can I love Thee as I ought?
And how extol Thy matchless fame,
The glorious beauty of Thy Name?

Jesus, what didst Thou find in me
That Thou hast dealt so lovingly?
How great the joy that Thou hast brought,
So far exceeding hope or thought!

Jesus, of Thee shall be my song;
To Thee my heart and soul belong;
All that I have or am is Thine;
And Thou, blest Savior, Thou art mine;

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