There is no love like the love of Jesus
There is no love like the love of Jesus. William Edensor Littlewood* (1831-1886).
From Littlewood’s A Garland from the Parables (1858), written when Littlewood was either just beginning a curacy at Wakefield, or earlier. It was prefaced by the quotation: ‘I am the Good Shepherd; the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. – John x. 11.’ It had six stanzas in 1858:
There is no love like the love of Jesus, Never to fade or fall ’Till into the fold of the peace of God He has gathered us all!
There is no heart like the heart of Jesus, Fill’d with a tender love; Not a throb nor throe our hearts can know But He suffer’d before!
There is no eye like the eye of Jesus, Piercing...
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