102. Jesus, my love, my chief delight

1 Jesus, my love, my chief delight,
For thee I long, for thee I pray,
Amid the shadows of the night,
Amid the business of the day.

2 When shall I see thy smiling face,
That face which I have often 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 Since I can say this gift of mine,
I'll tread the world beneath my feet,
No more at poverty repine,
Nor envy the rich sinner's state.

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

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, my love, my chief delight
Author: Anon.
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: Worship: Adoration of Christ
Tune Information
Name: FEDERAL STREET
Composer: Henry Kemble Oliver
Meter: L.M.
Key: F Major or modal
Notes: Alternate tunes: #3, 104, or 746.



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