My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? Psalm 42:2
Words: Caroline L. Shacklock, in Songs of Free Grace, by Daniel B. Towner (Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri: Cranston & Stowe, 1883), number 51.
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Lift me higher, blessèd Savior,
To the source of life,
Where the living fountain floweth,
Far from sin and strife.
Higher, higher, lift me higher,
In the light above;
From the depths of sin and sorrow,
To the heights above.
Lift me higher, that, triumphant,
I may sing and soar;
In the calm of blest assurance,
Keep me evermore.
Onward, onward, I am pressing
To the mount of God;
Lead me up the shining pathway
That Thy feet have trod.