1 Alas, my God, that thou should be
To me so much unknown!
I long to walk and talk with thee,
And dwell before thy throne.
2 Thou know'st, my soul doth dearly love
The place of thine abode;
No music gives so sweet a sound,
As these two words, "My God."
3 I long not for the fruit that grows
Within these gardens here;
I find no sweetness in their rose
When Jesus is not near.
4 Thy gracious presence, O my Christ,
Can make a paradise;
Ah, what are all the goodly pearls,
Unto this pearl of price?
5 Give me that sweet communion, Lord,
Thy people have with thee;
Thy Spirit daily talks with them,
O let it talk with me.
6 Like Enoch let me walk with God,
And thus walk out my day,
Attended with the heavenly guards,
Upon the King's high way.
7 When wilt thou come unto me, Lord?
O come, my Lord, most dear;
Come near, come nearer nearer still;
I'm well when thou art near.
8 When wilt thou come unto me, Lord?
I languish for thy Sight;
Ten thousand Suns, if thou art strange,
Are Shades instead of Light.
9 When wilt thou come unto me Lord?
for till thou dost appear,
I count each Moment for a Day,
Each Minute for a Year.
10 Come, Lord, and never from me go,
This World's a darksom Place;
I find no Pleasure here below,
When thou dost veil thy Face.
11 There's no such Thing as Pleasure here,
My Jesus is my all;
As thou dost shine, or disappear,
My pleasures rise and fall.
12 Come, spread thy Savour on my Frame,
No Sweetness is so sweet;
Till I get up to sing thy Name,
Where all thy Singers meet.
The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791
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|Instances (1 - 7 of 7)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Choice Selection of Hymns. 2nd ed. #d2||Alas my God that thou should be||Alas my God that thou should be||1833|
|A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d3||Desiring God's communion||Alas my God that thou should be||1843|
|A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #437||Alas! my God that thou shouldst be||Alas! my God that thou shouldst be||1867|
|A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #708||Alas my God that thou should be||Alas my God that thou should be||1876|
|Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #3||Alas my God that thou should be||Alas my God that thou should be||1825|
|The Christian's Duty: exhibited in a series of hymns collected from various authors designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (2nd ed.) #III||Alas, my God, that thou should be||Alas, my God, that thou should be||1801||Longing after Christ ||
|The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (1st Ed.) #III||Alas my God that thou should be||Alas my God that thou should be||1791||Longing after Christ ||