How Can I Love Thee As I Ought?
The love I have, my Lord, for Thee
Is only a shadow of Your love for me.
O my God, my Lord!
How can I love You as I ought?
Were I the ray of LOVE
And You the flower, O my LOVE
I’d shine eternally on Thee.
But my love for You is just a shadow of Your LOVE for me.
Were I the shepherd and You the sheep
I’d hold You in my arms till You sleep,
I’d hold You closely to my heart,
But you O Lord loved me from the start.
Were You the hot and parched earth, dear Love and I the sky,
I’d open my heavens and let out torrents of rain and you’d be no more ...