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Hymns#E0252 [Thou Breath From Still Eternity]

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Thou Breath from still eternity

Breathe o'er my spirit's barren land-

The pine tree and the myrtle tree

Shall spring amid the desert sand;

And where Thy living water flows

The waste shall blossom as the rose.


_2_

May I in will and deed and word

Obey Thee as a little child;

And keep me in Thy love, my Lord,

For ever holy, undefiled;

Within me teach, and strive, and pray,

Lest I should choose my own wild way.


_3_

Thy Spirit, Stream by Thee, the Son,

Is opened to us crystal pure,

Forth flowing from the heavenly throne

To waiting hearts and spirits poor;

Athirst and weary do I sink

Beside Thy waters, there to drink.


_4_

My spirit turns to Thee and clings,

All else forsaking, unto Thee;

Forgetting all created things,

Remembering only "God in me."

Thy living Stream, Thy gracious Rain,

None wait for these, and wait in vain.