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The story of our precious little girl's 17 months of life with Trisomy 18 (July 4, 2010 - December 15, 2011) and of us, re-learning to live "after Lilly."
"I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made ...." Psalm 139:14

Thursday, May 3, 2012

My Jesus I Love Thee

The old hymn "My Jesus I Love Thee" is a family favorite.  We sung it at Lilly's funeral, and I remember singing it at the funeral of other relatives.  Last month I posted a video of my daughter T. playing "Lily of the Valley" on the piano.  She wants to learn how to play on the piano all the songs we sung at Lilly's funeral.

Here is a video of her second effort, "My Jesus I Love Thee."  She played one verse and I thought it sounded beautiful.

My Jesus, I Love Thee - by William R. Featherston

My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;
For Thee all the follies of sin I resign;
My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

I love Thee because Thou hast first loved me,
And purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree;
I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

I’ll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,
And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;
And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow,
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

In mansions of glory and endless delight,
I’ll ever adore Thee in heaven so bright;
I’ll sing with the glittering crown on my brow,
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

I bet Lilly looks beautiful with that "glittering crown" on her head!  This morning my son H. said he wanted to go visit Lilly at her "house in heaven" and "eat dinner with her."  He said she probably got to eat breakfast this morning with Jesus, and maybe even God.  I love how cheerfully he always talks about things like this.


  1. good job little granddaughter!

    yesterday morning JL wanted us to "pray for lilly in heaven and aunt lisa's new baby."

  2. are brilliant! This is one of my favorite songs along with "It Is Well With My Soul". You play the piano Beautifully!!!! I know your parents are SO PROUD of you! I am!!!!!

    Cousin Sandra

  3. I love that song! How very sweet she want to learn all of the songs. She sounds lovely, wonder job and wonderful heart :) Yes, I bet Lily looks so beautiful in her sparkly crown.