Don Fortner


(Tune: Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone? #342 CM)


<CENTER>My love, my Savior, I confess

Is not as it should be;

But freely I love You, my Lord,

Because You first loved me.


Not to my nature, nor my will,

But to Your sovereign grace,

To Your eternal love for me,

My love to You I trace.


I love You not for what I've gained

Of peace and happiness,

Though all the riches of Your grace

To me are measureless! </P>


My love flows out to You because

You are the best Beloved:

Fairer than all the fairest, Lord,

You're worthy to be loved!


You took my sin and bore God's wrath

Upon the cursed tree:

You gave Your life, O Christ, my God,

Compelled by love for me!


And now constrained by Your great love,

Savior, whom I adore,

I give my love to You and ask

For grace to love You more.