1 From pole too pole let others roam,
And search in vain for bliss;
My soul is satisfied at home;
The Lord my portion is.
2 Jesus, who on his glorious throne
Rules heaven and earth and sea,
Is pleased to claim me for his own,
And gives himself to me.
3 His person fixes all my love,
His blood removes my fear;
And while he pleads for me above,
His arm preserves me here.
4 His word of promise is my food,
His spirit is my guide;
Thus daily is my strength renewed,
And all my wants supplied.
5 For him I count as gain each loss,
Disgrace for him renown;
Well may I glory in my cross,
While he prepared my crown.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #228
From pole to pole let others roam. J. Newton. [Security in Christ.] Published in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Book i., No. 69, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "The Lord is my Portion." It is found in a few collections in Great Britain and America. In the American Songs for the Sanctuary, N. Y., 1865, stanzas ii.-v. are given as, “Jesus, Who on His glorious throne.”
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)