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The Otterbein Hymnal by Edmund S. Lorenz

258 Ortonville. C.M.

Longing for Christ. (648)

Oh! could I find from day to day,
A nearness to my God;
Then should my hours glide sweet away,
And live upon thy word.

2 Lord! I desire with thee to live.
Anew from day to day,
In joys the world can never give,
Nor ever take away.

3 O Jesus! come and rule my heart
And I'll be wholly thine;
And never, nevermore depart;
For thou art wholly mine.

4 Thus, till my last expiring breath,
Thy goodness I'll adore;
And, when my flesh dissolves in death,
My soul shall love thee more.

Benjamin Cleveland, 1790.

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