Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.@Deuteronomy 6:5

George B. Bubier, 1857.

Dublin (Bemrose) H. Bemrose, in Methodist Free Church Hymns with Tunes (London: Andrew Crombie, 1889), number 162 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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.