153. Whom Have We, Lord, but Thee

S.M.
by Mary Bowley
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Whom have we, Lord, but Thee,
 
Soul-thirst to satisfy?
 
Exhaustless spring! the waters free!
 
All other streams are dry.
Psalm 73:25; John 6:68; John 4:14; Isaiah 55:1; Psalm 63:1
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Our hearts by Thee are set
 
On brighter things above;
 
Strange that we ever should forget
 
Thine own most faithful love.
Colossians 3:1-3; John 13:1; Romans 8:32
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Yet oft we credit not
 
He freely gives as God,
 
Though well we know our happy lot
 
In trusting to His blood.
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None like the ransomed host
 
That precious blood have known;
 
Redemption gives faith's holy boast
 
To draw so near the throne.
1 Peter 1:19; Hebrews 4:16
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Higher and higher yet!
 
Pleading that same life-blood;
 
We taste the love that knows no let,
 
Of Abba, as of God.
1 John 3:1-2
“Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.” (Psalm 73:25)
“Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.” (John 6:68)
“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 4:14)
“Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” (Isaiah 55:1)
“<<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)
“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:1-3)
“Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.” (John 13:1)
“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32)
“But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” (1 Peter 1:19)
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)
“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 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 3:1-2)