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Enos E. Dowling Hymnal Collection

Hymn: My God my life my love (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: My God my life my love

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> Watts


Meter: SM


Hymn Number: 177

Page Number: 199, click to see hymnal pages


MY God, my life, my love,

To thee, to thee I call:

I cannot live if thou remove,

For thou art all in all.

Thy shining grace can cheer

This dungeon where I dwell:

'T is paradise when thou art here,

If thou depart, 't is hell.

The smilings of thy face,

How amiable they are!

'T is heaven to rest in thine embrace,

And nowhere else but there.

To thee, and thee alone,

The angels owe their bliss

They sit around thy gracious throne,

And dwell where Jesus is.

Not all the harps above

Can make a heav'nly place,

If God his residence remove,

Or but conceal his face.

Nor earth, nor all the sky,

Can one delight afford;

No, not one drop of real joy,

Without thy presence Lord.

Thou art the sea of love,

Where all my pleasures roll;

The circle where my passions move,

And center of my soul.

To thee my spirits fly,

With infinite desire:

And yet how far from thee I lie!

O Jesus, raise me higher!