186. Jesus, of Thee We Ne'er Would Tire

C.M.
by Mary Bowley
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Jesus, of Thee we ne'er would tire;
 
The new and living food
 
Can satisfy our heart's desire,
 
And life is in Thy blood.
“I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” (John 6:51)
“For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.” (Psalm 107:9)
“For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.” (Leviticus 17:11)
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If such the happy midnight song
 
Our prisoned spirits raise,
 
What are the joys that cause, ere long,
 
Eternal bursts of praise?
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To look within and see no stain,
 
Abroad no curse to trace;
 
To shed no tears, to feel no pain,
 
But see Thee face to face.
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To find each hope of glory gained,
 
Fulfilled each precious word;
 
And fully all to have attained
 
The image of our Lord.
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For this we're pressing onward still,
 
And in this hope would be
 
More subject to the Father's will,
 
E'en now much more like Thee.