Christ My Song - 2079
O, would that I were fairer, Lord! - Song of Love
(John S. B. Monsell/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Song of Love.
"Thou art fair, my love; there is no spot in thee."
(Canticle of Canticles 4,7)
1. O, would that I were fairer, Lord!
more what thy Bride should be,
more meet to be the sharer, Lord!
of Love and heaven with thee;
yet if thy Love with me thou'lt share,
I know that Love can make me fair. PDF - Midi
2. O, would that I were purer, Lord!
more filled with grace divine,
O, would that I were surer, Lord!
that my whole heart is thine;
were it so pure that I might see
thy beauty, I would grow like thee.
3. O, would that I could higher, Lord!
above these senses live,
each feeling, each desire, Lord!
could wholly to thee give;
the Love I thus would daily share,
that Love alone would make me fair.
4. Thy goodness and thy beauty, Lord!
shall robe and mirror be,
with ornaments of duty, Lord!
I'll deck my soul for thee;
till all thy Love, beyond compare,
pass into me, and make me fair.
John S. B. Monsell, Hymns of Love and Praise, 1877, 109-110.
Hymn title from the index, page 174.