My God, my Portion

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My God, my Portion, and my Love,
  My everlasting All,
I've none but Thee in heav'n above,
  Or on this earthly ball.
What empty things are all the skies,
  And this inferior clod!
There's nothing here deserves my joys,
  There's nothing like my God.
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To Thee I owe my wealth, and friends,
  And health, and safe abode;
Thanks to Thy name for meaner things,
  But they are not my God.
How vain a toy is glittering wealth,
  If once compared to Thee!
Or what's my safety, or my health,
  Or all my friends to me.
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Were I possessor of the earth,
  And called the stars my own,
Without Thy graces and Thyself,
  I were a wretch undone.
Let others stretch their arms like seas,
  And grasp in all the shore;
Grant me the visits of Thy grace,
  And I desire no more.
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William Jeng

Irvine, CA, United States

"Let others stretch their arms like seas, and grasp in all the shore; grant me the visits of Thy grace, and I desire no more."

Let others have everything in the world Lord, l don't need any of those things. I have nothing if I don't have You Lord Jesus. You are my God, my Portion, my Love, my everlasting all. I'll be satisfied just to be with You because in You, I have no lack.

I love You Lord.


A sister in the Lord

Tema, Ghana

God is our eternal dwelling and our eternal portion. were I possessor of the earth and called the stars my own, without Thy graces and Thyself I were a wretch undone. Lord Jesus save us from possessing what is not God. You are God. teach us to be content possessing only You my Lord. Amen.


Clarisse Del mundo Loterte

Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines

Oh Lord Jesus! My God, My Portion and my Love! Oh Lord Jesus! God is Everthing! Amen.


Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Isaac Watts was only 5 feet tall, and his big head made his body look even smaller. He had a long, hooked nose. And he was sickly from his teenage years, when smallpox nearly killed Him.

One woman fell in love with his poetry and wanted to marry him. Watts proposed to her, but his physical appearance caused her to reject him. He remained a bachelor all his life.

For his last 36 years he was an invalid, preaching only occasionally as his health would permit. But he wrote hymns continually. - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton


Billy Miranda

Colombia

My God, my Portion, my supply, my dwelling place.... My everlasting All.

I really enjoy the second verse, since it is true that our Lord really suplies all our needs, but even so, Our hearts ara not satisfied with all those things, as for they are not God Himself. Only God can satisfy man. nothing compares to Him, nothing can take His place. Nevermind if there's something we lack, it is in Him, where we can be really satisfied.

Thank You Lord, I need nothing, anymore. You are everything! Jesus I really love You.


Lily Venegas

San Antonio, Texas, United States

Lord Jesus thank You that we can take You as the Head and leave everything aside.


Nikki

Austin, United States

God loves us so much that when we turn away from Him, it breaks His heart to million pieces... Sometimes, despite our varying conditions, there's nothing that pleases God the most when we say, Lord, we love You, despite our condition... Lord, you love us soooo much, Yes, we love You too... we don't like to see You grieve over us... Oh Lord, we love You too... forgive us for sometimes forsaking You... help us to keep turning back to You... through faith in our Christ Jesus, we say... all we wanna do is love You... oh, my God, my Portion and my Love... my everlasting Love... There's nothing like You, my God...


Joe

Anaheim, Ca, United States

I resume enjoying this hymn very much with the new tune.

Could anyone tell me who made the new tune? Thank you very much.


Meagan Sanders

Bham, WA, United States

Works well with 108 in the new tunes.


Enoch

Lexington, Kentucky, United States

When we struggle, sometimes, we just need to remember that there's nothing here that deserves our joys. What's my safety, or my health, or all my friends to me? For there is nothing like our God.

In these tough times, I always reach into my spirit, and remember-

My God,

My Portion,

and my Love,

My everlasting All.

Since we have been justified, we have entered into another realm—the realm of grace. In this realm of grace our enjoyment is God Himself. Romans 5:11 says, "Boasting in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation." Our boast is not in our reputation, education, home, possessions, or situation, all of which are worthless when compared to God. Our boast is in our God, and our glory is in Him. Recently, my wife and I moved into a new apartment. After everything in it had been arranged, I looked at it and was very pleased. However, as I was admiring it, the Spirit reminded me that these things are worthless compared to God. Then I opened to Hymns, #600: "My God, my Portion, and my Love, / My everlasting All." God is our eternal portion. Outward things may be good in a shallow sense, but they cannot compare with God. We have peace toward God, we are glorying and boasting in Him, and we are enjoying Him.

God called Paul and said to him, "I send you, to open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to light and from the authority of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me" (Acts 26:17b-18). This inheritance is God as our possession, that is, God as our land with its rich produce. Today man needs land to provide food for his living and a lodging for his rest. As we have seen, Psalm 16:5 says, "Jehovah is the portion of My inheritance," and Psalm 90:1 says, "O Lord, You have been our dwelling place / In all generations." Hymns, #600 is written based on these two psalms. The general idea of the hymn is that God is our eternal portion, our everlasting all, and our safe abode. God is our land and our dwelling place. It is no wonder that when the Lord Jesus came, He said, "Come to Me all who toil and are burdened, and I will give you rest" (Matt. 11:28). Moreover, in John 15:4 He said, "Abide in Me." Today all men have lost God as their possession, and they have no real dwelling place. Fallen people are all drifting about and wandering without a home. Although they may live in high-rise buildings or large mansions, within them there is no rest, no dwelling place. Man is wandering because he has lost God. God is man's real dwelling place and real possession.