299a. My spirit longs for thee

1 My spirit longs for thee
Within my troubled breast,
Though I unworthy be
Of so divine a guest.

2 Of so divine a guest
Unworthy though I be,
Yet has my heart no rest
Unless it come from thee.

3 Unless it come from thee,
In vain I look around;
In all that I can see
No rest is to be found.

4 No rest is to be found
But in thy bless├Ęd love:
O, let my wish be crowned,
And send it from above!

Text Information
First Line: My spirit longs for thee
Author: John Byrom, 1692-1763
Meter: 66 66
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Sacraments and Other Rites: Holy Communion
Tune Information
Meter: 66 66
Key: G Major
Source: Psalterium Harmonicum, 1642

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