191. Still in a Land of Drought and Dearth

C.M.
by Mary Bowley
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Still in a land of drought and dearth,
 
Our longing spirits cry
 
To Thee, the Lord of heaven and earth,
 
Our thirst to satisfy.
Psalm 63:1; Joshua 3:11; John 4:13-14
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O Thou with love more strong than death,
 
Unquenched by deepest waves;
 
We need throughout the walk of faith
 
The same free grace that saves.
Song of Solomon 8:6-7; 2 Corinthians 5:7; Ephesians 2:8
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We would not take from falsehood's fire,
 
Though glittering be the spark;
 
Thou only art our heart's desire,
 
Art light where all is dark.
John 18:18; Psalm 73:25; 1 John 1:5
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Dark unbelief alone can shroud
 
A Sun that sets no more;
 
And when Thy grace removes the cloud,
 
We see Thee as before.
Hebrews 3:12; Revelation 22:5
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We soon shall join the white-robed throng,
 
We soon shall walk by sight;
 
Till then by faith we raise the song,
 
By faith in Thee delight.
Revelation 3:4; 1 John 3:2; 1 Peter 1:8
“<<A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.>> O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is.” (Psalm 63:1)
“Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth passeth over before you into Jordan.” (Joshua 3:11)
“Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again. But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:13-14)
“Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.” (Song of Solomon 8:6-7)
“(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)” (2 Corinthians 5:7)
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” (Ephesians 2:8)
“And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals; for it was cold: and they warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.” (John 18:18)
“Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.” (Psalm 73:25)
“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5)
“Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.” (Hebrews 3:12)
“And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 22:5)
“Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.” (Revelation 3:4)
“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” (1 John 3:2)
“Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.” (1 Peter 1:8)