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Love’s Whole Possession

Lord, thy love for me is strong

as this which binds me unto Thee, 

What keeps me from Thee Lord, so long? 

What keeps Thee Lord, so long from me? 

O soul, what then desirest now? 

Lord, Thy face I’d see, Thy face I’d see, Thy face I’d see. 

What fears can yet assail thee now? 

All I fear is to lose Thee, to lose Thee, to lose Thee, to lose Thee. 

Love's whole possession I entreat. 

Lord, make my soul Thy own abode, 

and I will make a nest so sweet, 

it may not be too poor for God. 

O soul in God, soul in God, 

hidden from sin, 

what more desires for thee remain? 

Save but to love and to love again. 

And all aflame with love within, love on and turn to love again.  

And all aflame with love within, love on and turn to love again. 

Love on and turn to love again.