153. Whom Have We, Lord, but Thee

by Mary Bowley
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
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
Yet oft we credit not
He freely gives as God,
Though well we know our happy lot
In trusting to His blood.
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
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)