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My God My Portion and My Love My everlasting




My God, My Portion, and My Love.
My everlasting all,
I've none but thee in heaven above,
Or on this earthly ball.


What empty things are all the skies,
And this inferior clod!
There's nothing here deserves my joys,
There's nothing like my God.


In vain the bright, the burning sun
Scatters his feeble light;
'Tis thy sweet beams create my noon;
If thou withdraw, 'tis night.


And whilst upon my restless bed,
Amongst the shades I roll,
If my Redeemer shows his head,
'Tis morning with my soul


To thee we owe our wealth and friends,
And health and safe abode;
Thanks to thy name for meaner things,
But they are not my God.


How vain a toy is glittering wealth,
If once compared to thee!
Or what's my safety or my health,
Or all my friends to me?


Were I possessor of the earth,
And called the stars my own,
Without thy graces and thyself
I were a wretch undone.


Let others stretch their arms like seas,
And grasp in all the shore
Grant me the visits of thy face,
And I desire no more.


---Alternative verses---


What though the bright, the burning sun
Pours forth his floods of light;
'Tis thy sweet beams create my noon;
If thou withdraw, 'tis night.


To thee I owe our wealth and friends,
My health and safe abode;
Thanks to thy name for meaner things,
But they are not my God.


How vain a toy is glittering wealth,
If once compared with thee!
Or what's my safety or my health,
Or all my friends to me?

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1719
      Bible Refs: Ps 73:25; Ps 73:26;
      MUSIC
      Name: ALPHEUS
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 6
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)

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