Words: , in the Evan­gel­i­cal Lu­ther­an Hymn­al (Co­lum­bus, Ohio: Evan­gel­i­cal Lu­ther­an Syn­od of Ohio, 1880).

Music: Stutt­gart, in Psalm­o­dia Sac­ra, by (Go­tha, Ger­ma­ny: 1715); adapt­ed by (1805-1876).

Jesus, Thou art mine forever,
Dearer far than earth to me;
Neither life nor death shall sever
Those sweet ties which bind to Thee.

All were drear to me and lonely
If Thy presence gladdened not;
While I sing to Thee, Thee only,
Mine’s an ever blissful lot.

Thou alone art all my Treasure,
Who hast died that I may live;
Thou conferrest noblest pleasure,
Who dost all my sins forgive.

Brightest gems and fairest flowers
Lose their beauty in Thy frown;
Joy and peace, like balmy showers,
In Thy smile come gently down.

Jesus, Thou art mine forever;
Never suffer me to stray.
Let me in my weakness never
Cast my priceless pearl away.

Lamb of God, I do implore Thee,
Guard, support me, lest I fall.
Let me evermore adore Thee;
Be my everlasting All.