Let us love, then, because he first loved us. (1Jn4:19)
In your mercy, Lord, you called me,
Taught my sinful heart and mind,
Else this world had still enthralled me,
And to glory kept me blind.
Lord, I did not freely chose you
Till by grace you set me free;
For my heart would still refuse you
Had your love not chosen me.
Now my heart sets none above you,
For your grace alone I thirst,
Knowing well, that if I love you,
You, O Lord, have loved me first.