Christ My Song - 1174
The Spirit, coming in his pow'r - Thirst for God
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Thirst for God.
"My soul thirsteth for God." (Psalm 42,2)
2. Lord, let the windows opened be,
by which thy blessings came at first:
for thee, O Lord, we thirst for thee;
for thee, the living God we thirst.
3. The cisterns that our hands have made
are broken all, and nothing hold:
from thee, the fountain, we have strayed;
and this has been our way of old.
4. The two-fold evil we lament,
without thy grace we cannot live:
our sinful folly we repent;
thy pardon and thy blessing give.
5. Ashamed, and grieved, and wiser grown,
we come to thee to make us blessed;
'tis fellowship with thee alone
can satisfy, and give us rest.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 146.
(Title added, following lines 2,3 and 2,4.)