O God, my God, my all Thou art:

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    CGS No.: 
    151

    Verse 1
    O God, my God, my all Thou art:
    Ere shines the dawn of rising day,
    Thy sovereign light within my heart,
    Thy all-enlivening power display.

    Verse 2
    For Thee my thirsty soul doth pant,
    While in this desert land I live;
    And hungry as I am, and faint,
    Thy love alone can comfort give.

    Verse 3
    In a dry land, behold, I place
    My whole desire on Thee, O Lord;
    And more I joy to gain Thy grace,
    Than all earth's treasures can afford.

    Verse 4
    More dear than life itself, Thy love
    My heart and tongue shall still employ;
    And to declare Thy praise will prove
    My peace, my glory, and my joy.

    Verse 5
    In blessing Thee, with grateful songs
    My happy life shall glide away;
    The praise that to Thy name belongs
    Hourly with lifted hands I'll pay.

    Verse 6
    Thy name, O God, upon my bed
    Dwells on my lips, and fires my thought;
    With trembling awe, in midnight shade,
    I muse on all Thy hand have wrought.

    Verse 7
    In all I do feel Thine aid;
    Therefore Thy greatness will I sing,
    O God, who bidd'st my heart be glad
    Beneath the shadow of Thy wing

    Verse 8
    My soul draws nigh and cleaves to Thee;
    Then let or earth or hell assail,
    Thy mighty hand shall set me free;
    For whom Thou sav'st, he ne'er shall fail.