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My soul desires the word As infants seek




My soul desires the word,
As infants seek the breast;
To me its sacred promises,
Afford a constant feast.


When I behold the page,
Where Jesus’ glories shine,
A genial warmth spread o’er my soul,
The power of love divine.


Its precepts are a light,
To guide me lest I stray,
A shining lamp around my path,
To show my feet the way.


Its threatenings awe the mind,
And make me fear to sin;
And while thy word is my delight,
It keeps my conscience clean.


‘Tis here, in deep distress,
I solid comfort find;
Beneath the frownings of the world,
It soothes the troubled mind.


From imperfection free,
In it all riches meet;
Not purest gold is half so dear,
Nor honey half so sweet.

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LYRICS
Meter: 6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1818
      Bible Refs: Ps 119:105;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1818# 688
      MUSIC
      Name: ST. MICHAEL (OLD 134TH)
      Meter: 6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1551,1836
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