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)