1 Saviour, the world's and mine,
Was ever grief like thine!
Thou my pain, my curse hast took,
All my sins were laid on thee;
Help me, Lord, to thee I look;
Draw me, Saviour, after thee.
2 To love is all my wish,
I only live for this:
Grant me, Lord, my heart's desire,
There by faith for ever dwell;
This I always will require,
Thee, and only thee to feel.
3 Thy pow'r I pant to prove,
Rooted and fix'd in love;
Strengthen'd by thy spirit's might,
Wise to fathom things divine,
What the length, and breadth and height,
What the depth of love like thine.
4 Ah! give me this to know,
With all thy saints below;
Swells my soul to compass thee;
Gasps in thee to live and move;
Fill'd with all the Deity,
All immers'd and lost in love!
Source: A Pocket Hymn Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (9th ed.) #XLVIII