Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts.@Psalm 139:23

Ottiwell Heginbothom, Hymns, 1794.

Piety in Harmonia Sacra, by Joseph Funk, fifth edition, 1851; attributed to C. J. Stanley (🔊 pdf nwc). Note: A Common Meter tune can also be used with these words, by omitting the repeated lines in each verse.

Blest Jesus, when my soaring thoughts
O’er all Thy graces rove,
O’er all Thy graces rove,
How is my soul in transport lost—
How is my soul in transport lost—
In wonder, joy and love.

Not softest strains can charm mine ears
Like Thy belovèd name,
Like Thy belovèd name!
Nor aught beneath the skies inspire,
Nor aught beneath the skies inspire,
My heart with equal flame.

Where’er I look, my wondering eyes
Unnumbered blessings see!
Unnumbered blessings see!
But what is life with all its bliss!
But what is life with all its bliss!
If once compared to Thee!

Hast Thou a rival in my breast?
Search, Lord, for Thou canst tell,
Search, Lord, for Thou canst tell,
If aught can raise my passions thus,
If aught can raise my passions thus,
Or please my soul so well.