Words: , in the Col­lect­ion of Hymns for Pub­lic and Pri­vate Wor­ship, by J. R. Beard, 1837.

Music: Con­se­cra­tion, (1852-1934). Al­ter­nate tune:

  • Canterbury, adapt­ed from , 1623

If you know when the mu­sic was written, or where to get a pic­ture of John Wre­ford

When my love to God grows weak,
[or When my love to Christ grows weak]
When for deeper faith I seek,
Then in thought I go to thee,
Garden of Gethsemane.

There I walk amid the shades
While the lingering twilight fades
See that suffering, friendless One,
Weeping, praying there alone.

When my love for man grows weak,
When for stronger faith I seek,
Hill of Calvary, I go
To thy scenes of fear and woe.

There behold His agony,
Suffered on the bitter tree;
See His anguish, see His faith,
Love triumphant still in death.

Then to life I turn again,
Learning all the worth of pain,
Learning all the might that lies
In a full self sacrifice.