Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. Deuteronomy 6:5
Words: Madame Guyon (1648–1717). Translated from French to English by William Cowper in his posthumous Poems of Madame de la Mothe Guion, Translated from the French (London: Hamilton, Adams: 1837), page 89.
Music: Nadderwater Walter B. Gilbert, in the Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music, edited by Walter Gilbert & Alfred. B. Goodrich (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1883), number 457 (🔊 pdf nwc).
I love my God, but with no love of mine,
For I have none to give;
I love Thee, Lord, but all the love is Thine,
For by Thy life I live.
I am as nothing, and rejoice to be
Emptied, and lost, and swallowed up in Thee.
Thou, Lord, alone, art all Thy children need,
And there is none beside:
From Thee the streams of blessedness proceed;
In Thee the blessed abide.
Fountain of life, and all abounding grace,
Our source, our center, and our dwelling place.