Scripture Verse

Whom have I in Heaven but You? And earth has nothing I desire besides You.@Psalm 73:25

Words: Chris­ti­na Ros­set­ti, The Face of the Deep 1892.

Music: Ros­set­ti Will­iam Jea­ter, 1907 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Christina Rossetti
(1830–1894)

None other Lamb, none other name,
None other hope in Heav’n or earth or sea,
None other hiding place from guilt and shame,
None beside Thee!

My faith burns low, my hope burns low;
Only my heart’s desire cries out in me
By the deep thunder of its want and woe,
Cries out to Thee.

Lord, Thou art life, though I be dead;
Love’s fire Thou art, however cold I be:
Nor Heav’n have I, nor place to lay my head,
Nor home, but Thee.