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WITH MY SOUL I HAVE DESIRED THEE




My God, permit me not to be
A stranger to myself and thee;
Amidst a thousand thoughts I rove,
Forgetful of my highest love.


Why should my passions mix with earth,
And thus debase my heavenly birth?
Why should I cleave to things below,
And let my God, my Savior, go?


Call me away from flesh and sense,
One sovereign word can draw me thence;
I would obey the voice divine,
And all inferior joys resign.


Be earth with all her scenes withdrawn,
Let noise and vanity be gone;
In secret silence of the mind
My heaven, and there my God, I find.


---Alternative verses---


Why should my passions mix with earth,
And thus debase my heavenly birth?
Why should I cling to things below.
And let my God, my Saviour, go?


Why should my passions mix with earth,
And thus debase my heavenly birth?
Why should I cleave to things below.
And all my purest joys forego?


Call me away from flesh and sense;
Thy grace, O Lord, can draw me thence:
I would obey the voice divine,
And all inferior joys resign.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1707-1709
      Bible Refs: Gal 5:17;
      MUSIC
      Name: HAMBURG (BOSTON)
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1824,1825
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)

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