1 Jesus, the all sustaining Word,
My fallen spirit's hope,
After thy lovely likeness, Lord,
O when shall I wake up?
2 Thou, O my God, thou only art
The life, the truth, the way;
Quicken my soul, instruct my heart,
My sinking footsteps stay.
3 Of all thou hast in earth below,
In heaven above to give,
Give me thine only self to know,
In thee to walk and live.
4 Fill me with all the life of love,
In mystic union join
Me to thyself, and let me prove
The fellowship divine.
5 Open the intercourse between
My longing soul and thee,
Never to be broke off again
Through all eternity.
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the use of Christians. 1st Ed., 1816