I LOVE HIM BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED ME
Scripture: I John 4:19
Time Signature: 6/4
Hymn Status: Public Domain (This hymn is free to use for display and print)
Verse 1: Christ Jesus my Lord from heaven came, To save me from guilt and sin and shame; His death on the cross of Calvary, Bro’t pardon and gave me liberty.
Verse 2: He sweat drops as blood in pray’r for me, Heartbroken in dark Gethsemane, While angels from blessed realms of light Gave strength to His aching heart that night.
Verse 3: Up Calvary’s hill the cross He bore, And for me a crown of thorns He wore; They nailed Him upon the tree to die, Then darkness came over earth and sky.
Verse 4: My Lord who was slain by sinful man, A wonderful friend to me has been; He rose from the tomb with victory, And now I love Him as He loves me.
Chorus: I love Him because He first loved me, He first loved me, He first loved me; I love Him because He first loved me, And died on the cross of Calvary.