My soul yearns for Thee in the night, my spirit within me earnestly seeks Thee.@Isaiah 26:9
John Byrom (1692–1763)

John Byrom, Miscellaneous Poems 1773.

St. Cecilia (Hayne) Leighton G. Hayne, Merton Tune Book 1863 (🔊 pdf nwc).

My spirit longs for Thee,
Within my troubled breast,
Though I unworthy be
Of so divine a guest.

Of so divine a guest
Unworthy though I be,
Yet has my heart no rest
Unless it come from Thee.

Unless it come from Thee,
In vain I look around;
In all that I can see
No rest is to be found.

No rest is to be found
But in Thy blessèd love;
O let my wish be crowned
And send it from above.