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In him we live, in him we move - The far and the near (Frances Bevan/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The far and the near.

Psalm 61,4.

1. In him we live, in him we move;
  seek not thy God afar;
he is not prisoned in a height
  above sun, moon and star. (PDF - Midi)

2. But thou through strange dark lands hast strayed,
  and wandered far from him;
and therefore he, O Soul, to thee,
  is distant and is dim.

3. Lord, I was in the far-off land,
  I loved from thee to stray,
and when unto myself I came,
  a swine-herd far away,

4. One moment – then the welcome sweet,
  the kiss, the Father's Home;
far distant was the distance; to
  thy bosom I am come.

G. T. S.

Frances Bevan, Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso and others 1, 1899, 13.

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