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God Enjoyed



Known, but beyond knowledge,
        revealed, but unrevealed,
        my wants and welfare draw me to thee,
  for thou hast never said, ‘Seek ye me in vain’.
To thee I come in my difficulties, necessities,
  possess me with thyself,
    with a spirit of grace and supplication,
    with a prayerful attitude of mind,
    with access into warmth of fellowship,
  so that in the ordinary concerns of life
    my thoughts and desires may rise to thee,
  and in habitual devotion I may find a resource
    that will soothe my sorrows,
    sanctify my successes,
    and qualify me in all ways for dealings
    with my fellow men.
I bless thee that thou hast made me capable
  of knowing thee, the author of all being,
  of resembling thee, the perfection of all excellency,
  of enjoying thee, the source of all happiness.
O God, attend me in every part of my arduous
    and trying pilgrimage;
  I need the same counsel, defence, comfort
    I found at my beginning.
Let my religion be more obvious to my conscience,
  more perceptible to those around.
While Jesus is representing me in heaven,
  may I reflect him on earth,
While he pleads my cause, may I show forth
  his praise.

Continue the gentleness of thy goodness
  towards me,
And whether I wake or sleep, let thy presence
    go with me,
  thy blessing attend me.
Thou hast led me on and I have found thy
    promises true,
I have been sorrowful, but thou hast been my help,
  fearful, but thou hast delivered me,
  despairing, but thou hast lifted me up.
Thy vows are ever upon me,
  And I praise thee, O God.

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