Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. Deuteronomy 6:5
My God, I love Thee for Thyself,
All creature things above;
Thy glorious works, Thy blessèd gifts
I praise—but Thee I love.
My God, I seek Thee for Thyself,
Besides, I ask not aught;
If Thee, Thyself, I do not find,
All that I find is naught.
If Thou deniest me Thyself,
Whate’er Thou givest me,
Empty and void, I languish still,
And grieve unceasingly.
Give me to find, O gracious God,
Thee, as my final end;
To Thee in constancy of love
Eternally to tend.