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The Glory of my bright - est days, And Com-fort of my nights!
because who love Thee not Must die e- ter-nally. A-MEN.
559 (XAVIER) C. M.
1 My God, I love Thee; not because
2 Thou, O Lord Jesus, Thou didst me
For me didst bear the nails and spear,
3 And griefs and torments numberless,
E'en death itself; and all for one
Rev. John Ryland, 1777
4 Then why, O blessèd Jesus Christ,
5 Not with the hope of gaining aught,
6 E'en so I love Thee, and will love,
From a 17th century Latin version of a Spanish sonnet ascribed to Francis Xavier,