1 O could I find from day to day,
A nearness to my God;
Then should my hours glide sweet away,
And lean upon his word.
2 Lord I desire with thee to live
Anew from day to day;
In joys the world can never give,
Nor ever take away.
3 O Jesus, come and rule my heart,
And make me wholly thine,
That I may never more depart,
Nor grieve thy love divine.
4 Thus till my last expiring breath,
Thy goodness I'll adore;
And when my flesh dissolves in death,
My soul shall love thee more.
5 Through boundless grace I then shall spend,
An everlasting day,
In the embraces of that friend,
Who took my guilt away.
6 His worthy name shall have the praise,
To whom all praise is due;
While angels and archangels gaze,
On scenes forever new.
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799