Lord Jesus! when we think of Thee

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Lord Jesus! when we think of Thee,
  Of all Thy love and grace,
Our spirits long and fain would see
  Thy beauty face to face.
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And though the wilderness we tread,
  A barren, thirsty ground,
With thorns and briars overspread,
  Where foes and snares abound;
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Yet in Thy love such depths we see,
  Our hearts o’erflow with praise—
Content ourselves, while, Lord to Thee
  A joyful song we raise.
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Our Lord, our Life, our Rest, our Shield,
  Our Rock, our Food, our Light;
Each thought of Thee doth constant yield
  Unchanging, fresh delight.
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Blest Savior, keep our spirit stayed,
  Hard following after Thee,
Till we, in victory displayed,
  Thy face in glory see.