Wednesday, June 1, 2016

My God, I Love Thee | Music Video

Last Tuesday, I had a music recital for my students. As has become the tradition, I'll finish the recital with my own piece (after all, if I have to make all of my students play, why don't I play myself? ;)). This is one of the newer advanced arrangements that the Lord allowed me to complete. The message of this song is amazing! Lyrics below the video.

(note: this arrangement is available for purchase on www.withajoyfulnoise.com)


My God, I Love Thee
Words: attributed to Francis Xavier

My God, I love Thee, not because
I hope for heav’n thereby,
Nor yet for fear that loving not
I might forever die;
But for that Thou didst all mankind
Upon the cross embrace;
For us didst bear
the nails and spear,
And manifold disgrace;

And griefs and torments numberless,
And sweat of agony;
E’en death itself, and all for man,
Who was Thine enemy.
Then why, most loving
Jesus Christ,
Should I not love Thee well?
Not for the sake of
winning heav’n,
Nor any fear of hell;

Not with the hope of
gaining aught,
Not seeking a reward,
But as Thyself hast loved me,
O ever-loving Lord!
E’en so I love Thee, and will love,
And in Thy praise will sing,
Solely because Thou art my God
And my eternal King!


6 comments:

baroquemk said...

I love this song!! I have heard the tune elsewhere and loved it and your arrangement was beautiful. Thank you for sharing this! ---Libby

HisPrincessWarrior said...

what a cool piano teacher you are! putting yourself through recital along with them! :)

Amanda T. said...

@ Libby - Yes, some of our friends just mentioned that they knew it under "I Hear the Voice of Jesus Say" or something like that. It's an old melody so that kind of makes sense. :) Glad you enjoyed it! (BTW, I love your user name! :))

@ Katie - aw, thanks! Yeah, this helps them a little with the nerves. ;)

Marcella Knapp said...

Great job, Amanda!!! I have never heard this piece before but I think you did a wonderful job!!:)

Amanda T. said...

@ Cella - Thanks! I love this piece very much. :)

baroquemk said...

Hey, it's me again. Just wanted to let you know I loved this piano arrangement so much, it inspired me to set one of my own songs to it. If you are interested, you can find it here (https://libbyrussellsblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/20/psalm-108/). Thanks so much for the inspiration! ---Libby

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