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.
John 6:51; Psalm 107:9; Leviticus 17:11; John 6:53-56
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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?
Job 35:10; Psalm 42:8; Romans 8:23; 2 Corinthians 5:2-4
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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.
Ephesians 5:27; Revelation 22:3; Revelation 21:4; Revelation 22:4
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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.
Romans 5:2; Revelation 21:11; Luke 21:32-33; Revelation 17:17; 1 Corinthians 15:49; 2 Corinthians 3:18
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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.
Philippians 3:14; 1 John 3:3; Matthew 12:50; Colossians 4:12; Romans 8:29; Philippians 3:10
“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)
“Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.” (John 6:53-56)
“But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night.” (Job 35:10)
“Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.” (Psalm 42:8)