O Lord Jesus I Adore Thee – Hymn Lyric
“O Lord Jesus, I Adore Thee” is a hymn that reminds us of the joy and fulfillment found in the act of communion. It invites us to keep Jesus always in our hearts, allowing His presence to guide our thoughts and actions. Through communion, we experience a sweetness that surpasses anything this world has to offer, finding true contentment in a relationship with Jesus.
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O Lord Jesus I Adore Thee – Hymn Lyric
O Lord Jesus, I adore thee,
For the bread of worth untold,
Freely given in thy Communion,
Wonderful a thousandfold.
Given to-day in loving bounty,
More than my poor heart can hold.
Make thou of my soul an orchard,
Quickened into fruitfulness;
Come, O Come, life-giving Manna,
Making glad my wilderness.
Sweeter far than any sweetness,
Tongue can taste, or words express.
Ah, Lord Jesus, go not from me,
Stay, ah, stay with me, my Lord;
Make me shrink from whatsoever,
Will not with thy name accord.
Act through me in every action,
Speak through me in every word.
Would that I could keep thee always,
In mine inmost heart to be,
Thou and only thou suggesting,
Every thought and wish in me.
All my soul, with singing, offered,
For a sacrifice to thee.
Meaning of O Lord Jesus I Adore Thee
O Lord Jesus, I Adore Thee: Finding Joy in Communion
In our busy lives, it can be easy to overlook the small moments of beauty and grace that surround us every day. We rush from one task to another, barely taking the time to appreciate the simple joys that fill our lives. But in the hymn “O Lord Jesus, I Adore Thee,” we are reminded of the incredible gift we have in the act of communion and the opportunity it presents to find true fulfillment and joy in our lives.
The verse begins by expressing adoration for Jesus, acknowledging His presence and the value of the bread that is freely given in Communion. This act of receiving the bread, symbolizing the body of Christ, is described as worth untold. It is a gift of love, given in abundance, overwhelming the depths of the heart.
As we reflect on this image, we are invited to envision our souls as orchards, waiting to be quickened into fruitfulness. Just as the life-giving Manna sustained the Israelites in their wilderness wanderings, it can do the same for us. When we partake in Communion, our spirits are refreshed, and we find ourselves filled with a sweetness that surpasses any earthly pleasure. It is a taste that cannot be fully conveyed with words or articulated by our tongues.
This hymn implores Jesus not to leave, but to stay with us. The desire is for His presence to guide and shape every aspect of our lives. We long to align our thoughts, actions, and words with His will, shrinking from anything that does not bear His name. In doing so, we invite Jesus to act and speak through us, becoming vessels of His love and goodness.
To keep Jesus always in our inmost hearts may seem like an impossible task, yet it is a worthy pursuit. When we allow Him to influence our thoughts and wishes, transforming them into acts of love and compassion, our lives become a living sacrifice. We offer our entire souls, singing with joy, as an offering to our Lord.
In the hustle and bustle of our daily routines, it can be easy to lose sight of what truly matters. We get caught up in our own desires and ambitions, forgetting the ultimate source of fulfillment. But in the act of Communion, we are reminded of the deep joy and contentment that comes from a relationship with Jesus.
As we partake in the bread and wine, let us pause and reflect on the precious gift we have been given. We are invited to share in the body and blood of Christ, to experience His presence in a tangible way. In doing so, we find ourselves filled with an indescribable sweetness, a taste that surpasses anything this world has to offer.
Let us, then, strive to keep Jesus always in our hearts. Let us open ourselves to His guiding presence, allowing Him to shape our thoughts and actions. In doing so, we will not only find fulfillment and joy in our own lives but also become instruments of His love and grace to those around us.
So, as we sing the hymn “O Lord Jesus, I Adore Thee,” may our voices be filled with gratitude and adoration. May we recognize the incredible gift we have in Communion and seek to keep Jesus always in our hearts. Let us find joy in His presence, and may it overflow in every aspect of our lives.
O Lord Jesus, we adore Thee, for the bread of worth untold,
Freely given in Thy Communion, more than our hearts can hold.
Make our souls orchards of fruitfulness, life-giving manna in the wilderness,
Sweeter than any sweetness, words cannot express.
Stay with us, Lord Jesus, in every thought and word,
Direct our actions and guide our lives, let Your name be heard.
May we keep You, always, as the focus of our hearts,
Offering our souls as sacrifices, for You, our King of arts.
As we partake in Communion, let us remember the joy it brings,
The sweet taste of Your presence, the love it freely sings.
May we be vessels of Your love and goodness in this world,
And in every moment, may Your banner be unfurled.
O Lord Jesus, we adore Thee, for the gift of Communion’s grace,
May Your presence in our lives never be replaced.
In this act of unity, we find true joy and peace,
And in You, our Lord Jesus, our souls find sweet release.
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