Who is he who will devote himself to be close to Me?@Jeremiah 30:21

Benjamin Cleveland, circa 1790, alt.

Cooling Alonzo J. Abbey, 1858 (🔊 pdf nwc).

O could I find, from day to day,
A nearness to my God,
Then would my hours glide sweet away,
While leaning on His Word.

Lord, I desire with Thee to live,
Anew from day to day,
In joys the world can never give,
Nor ever take away.

Blest Jesus, come and rule my heart,
And make me wholly Thine,
That I may never more depart,
Nor grieve Thy love divine.

Thus, till my last expiring breath,
Thy goodness I’ll adore;
And when my frame dissolves in death,
My soul shall love Thee more.