8032. Jesus, My Lord, My Chief Delight

1 Jesus, my Lord, my chief delight,
For Thee I long, for Thee I pray,
Amid the shadow of the night,
Amid the business of the day.

2 When shall I see Thy smiling face,
That face which often I have seen?
Arise, Thou Sun of righteousness,
Scatter the clouds that intervene.

3 Thou art the glorious gift of God
To sinners weary and distressed;
The first of all His gifts bestowed,
And certain pledge of all the rest.

4 Could I but say this gift is mine,
The world should be beneath my feet;
Though poor, no more would I repine,
Or look with envy on the great.

5 The precious jewel I would keep,
And lodge it deep within my heart;
At home, abroad, awake, asleep,
It never should from thence depart.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, my Lord, my chief delight
Title: Jesus, My Lord, My Chief Delight
Author: Benjamin Beddome
Language: English
Source: Rippon's Selections, 1787
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: GRATITUDE
Composer: Paul Bost (1837)
Meter: LM
Key: E♭ Major



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