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GOD our Portion.

From the Spanish.

I.
1 O GOD, my GOD, my All Thou art;
2 Ere shines the Dawn of rising Day
3 Thy sov'reign Light within my Heart,
4 Thy all-enliv'ning Pow'r display.
II.
5 For Thee my thirsty Soul does pant,
6 While in this desert Land I live:
7 And hungry as I am and faint
8 Thy Love alone can Comfort give.
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III.
9 In a dry Land behold I place
10 My whole Desire on Thee, O LORD:
11 And more I joy to gain thy Grace
12 Than all Earth's Treasures can afford.
IV.
13 In Holiness within thy Gates
14 Of old oft have I sought for Thee!
15 Again my longing Spirit waits
16 That Fulness of Delight to see.
V.
17 More dear than Life itself thy Love
18 My Heart and Tongue shall still employ,
19 And to declare thy Praise will prove
20 My Peace, my Glory, and my Joy.
VI.
21 In blessing Thee with grateful Songs
22 My happy Life shall glide away;
23 The Praise that to thy Name belongs
24 Hourly with lifted Hands I'll pay.
VII.
25 Abundant Sweetness, while I sing
26 Thy Love, my ravish'd Soul o'erflows,
27 Secure in Thee, my GOD and King,
28 Of Glory that no Period knows.
VIII.
29 Thy Name, O LORD, upon my Bed
30 Dwells on my Lips, and fires my Thought,
31 With trembling Awe in midnight Shade,
32 I muse on all thy Hands have wrought.
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IX.
33 In all I do I feel thy Aid;
34 Therefore thy Greatness will I sing,
35 O GOD, who bid'st my Heart be glad
36 Beneath the Shadow of thy Wing.
X.
37 My Soul draws nigh, and cleaves to Thee;
38 Then let or Earth or Hell assail,
39 Thy mighty Hand shall set me free,
40 For whom Thou sav'st, He ne'er shall fail.

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Title (in Source Edition): GOD our Portion. From the Spanish.
Author: Rev. John Wesley (translator)
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Genres: hymn; translation

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Hymns and sacred poems: Published by John Wesley, ... and Charles Wesley, ... London: printed by William Strahan; and sold by James Hutton; and at Mr. Bray's, 1739, pp. 196-198. x,[6],223,[1]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T31323; OTA K034809.000)

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