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In vain, in vain with human love - The Fulness of the Unseen
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The Fulness of the Unseen.

1. In vain, in vain with human love
  to fill this longing heart I strove.
    A stranger to the joys above
          it would not thus be filled!
In vain, in vain on earthly ground
  I sought what could not here be found,
    the healing of a hidden wound; –
          It would not thus be healed! PDF - Midi

2. In vain, in vain I tried to roll
  life's load to some dim, distant goal,
    to feed on dust a famished soul; –
          it would not thus be fed!
Created beauty was a dream,
  created love a fair, fond gleam,
    created joy a fitful stream; –
          it would not always flow!

3. O loveliness of time, how poor!
  O gay, gay world, how soon your store
    is emptied, to be filled no more! –
          Thou canst not soothe nor cure.
O Christ of God, alone in thee
  all beauty, love, and joy I see;
    my all shalt thou for ever be; –
          Thou canst not change nor die!

Horatius Bonar, The Song of the New Creation, 1872, 86.

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