O Jesus Christ If Aught There Be – Hymn Lyric
“O Jesus Christ If Aught There Be” is a heartfelt reflection on gratitude and redemption. The narrator deeply regrets their ingratitude towards Jesus Christ for his sacrifice on the cross. Despite their past mistakes, they vow to strive for gratitude and to be a beacon of appreciation in the world, spreading love and kindness.
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O Jesus Christ If Aught There Be – Hymn Lyric
O Jesu Christ,
if aught there be
That, more than all beside,
In ever painful memory
Must in my heart abide,
It is that deep ingratitude
Which I to Thee have shown,
Who didst for me in tears and blood
Upon the cross atone.
Alas, how with my actions all
Has this defect entwined;
How has it poisoned with its gall
My spirit, heart and mind!
Alas, through this,
how many a gem
I’ve rudely cast away,
That might have formed my diadem
In everlasting day!
Yet though the time be past and gone,
Though little more remains:
Though naught is all that can be done,
E’en with my utmost pains;
Still will I strive,
O Savior mine,
To do what in me lies;
For never did Thy glance divine
A contrite heart despise.
Meaning of O Jesus Christ If Aught There Be
O Jesus Christ, If Aught There Be: A Reflection on Gratitude and Redemption
In the depths of my heart, there is something that lingers, something that surpasses all other emotions and memories. It is a feeling of deep ingratitude towards you, O Jesus Christ. You, who bore the weight of my sins, shedding tears and blood upon the cross to atone for my transgressions. How could I have been so blind to the magnitude of your sacrifice?
As I reflect upon my actions, I realize that this ingratitude has seeped into every aspect of my life. It has tarnished my spirit, poisoned my heart, and clouded my mind. I am ashamed to admit how many moments I have let slip away, failing to recognize the precious gems that could have adorned my life’s crown, all because of this defect within me.
But just because the time has passed, and my mistakes seem irreparable, it does not mean that I will give up. Though my efforts may seem futile in the face of my past misdeeds, I will still strive to do what is within my power, O Savior mine. For I have come to understand that your divine gaze never turns away from a contrite heart.
Gratitude, my dear Jesus, is a gift that we must nurture and cultivate. It is a testament to the blessings and love you have bestowed upon us. And yet, it is often overshadowed by the worries and struggles of daily life. It is so easy to overlook the countless blessings that surround us the air we breathe, the beauty of nature, the warmth of friendship. We take them for granted, failing to express our gratitude for these simple yet profound gifts.
But as I delve into the depths of my own heart, I am reminded of the countless blessings that I have let go unrecognized. The kind words of encouragement that lifted my spirits, the moments of laughter that brought joy to my soul, the acts of selflessness that touched my heart all these precious gems I have carelessly cast aside, oblivious to their true worth.
Oh, how I long for the chance to go back in time, to seize those moments and embrace them with grateful arms. But alas, time is an elusive force, always moving forward, leaving only memories in its wake. Yet, in the face of this harsh reality, I refuse to succumb to despair. Instead, I will treasure the lessons learned and carry them with me as a renewed sense of purpose.
Gratitude, my dear Jesus, is not just about looking back at what has been lost or missed. It is about embracing the present moment, opening our eyes to the blessings that surround us here and now. It is about expressing our thanks, not just in words but through our actions. It is about reaching out to others, extending a helping hand, showing compassion, and making a difference in someone’s life.
And so, I promise to you, O Jesus Christ, that I will strive to be a beacon of gratitude in this world. I will not let my past mistakes define me, but rather, I will allow them to shape me into a better version of myself. I will embrace each day as an opportunity to express my gratitude, to cherish the gentle whispers of love and grace that you shower upon me.
In your infinite wisdom and mercy, you have shown me that redemption is possible. You have taught me that no matter how dark my past may be, there is always a glimmer of hope, a chance to start anew. And for that, I am eternally grateful.
So, O Jesus Christ, if aught there be, let it be gratitude that fills my heart. Let it be the guiding light in my actions, the essence of my being. And in this quest for gratitude, may I find peace, joy, and ultimately, a deeper connection with you.
As I continue on my journey, may my search for gratitude serve as a reminder to others of the power of appreciation, of the transformative nature of a grateful heart. Together, let us strive to uplift one another, to spread love and kindness in a world that often seems devoid of such virtues.
O Jesus Christ, if aught there be, let it be a grateful heart that defines me. And may my gratitude be a beacon of hope, illuminating the path for others to find their own sense of thankfulness and redemption.
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