Longing for Christ

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1 O could I find from day to day,
A nearness to my God;
Then should my hours glide sweet away,
And lean upon his word.

2 Lord I desire with thee to live
Anew from day to day;
In joys the world can never give,
Nor ever take away.

3 O Jesus, come and rule my heart,
And make me wholly thine,
That I may never more depart,
Nor grieve thy love divine.

4 Thus till my last expiring breath,
Thy goodness I'll adore;
And when my flesh dissolves in death,
My soul shall love thee more.

5 Through boundless grace I then shall spend,
An everlasting day,
In the embraces of that friend,
Who took my guilt away.

6 His worthy name shall have the praise,
To whom all praise is due;
While angels and archangels gaze,
On scenes forever new.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: Benjamin Cleveland

Cleveland, Benjamin. Probably a Baptist, but known only by his Hymns on Different Spiritual Subjects, in Two Parts, whereof the 4th ed. appeared in Norwich, Connecticut, 1792. He is the author of:— 0 could I find from day to day. [Longing for Christ.] This was preserved from oblivion by the Hartford Selection 1799, and is now in general use as altered and abridged to 4 stanzas by Nettleton, in his Village Hymns, 1824, No. 145. What is supposed to be the original text of the first four stanzas is found in Dr. Hatfield's Church Hymn Book, 1872, No. 876. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: O could I find from day to day
Title: Longing for Christ
Author: Benjamin Cleveland
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Tune

NAOMI (Nägeli)

NAOMI was a melody that Lowell Mason (PHH 96) brought to the United States from Europe and arranged as a hymn tune; the arrangement was first published in the periodical Occasional Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1836). Some scholars have attributed the original melody to Johann G. Nageli (PHH 315), but there…

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COOLING (Abbey)


EVAN (Havergal)

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list.

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Instances

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A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d232
A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d361
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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes: for Worship in the Church and Family #446Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #218Page Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #497Page Scan
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Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver #d178
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Beautiful Songs; a new and choice collection of songs for the sunday school. Also, a responsive service for each month in the year #s6Page Scan
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Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #191aPage Scan
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Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #301Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #779Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #779Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H564Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #564Page Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d489
Conference Hymns : adapted to religious conferences, and meetings for prayer, to which is added a selection of the most favorite melodies in common use #162Page Scan
Congregational Church Music; with 150 Psalms and Hymns from the Collection of the General Association of Connecticut #d82
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #604Page Scan
Cottage Melodies; a hymn and tune book, for prayer and social meetings and the home circle #386Page Scan
Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs for ... Religious Assemblies and Private Christians ... 9th ed. #d120
Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the Use of Religious Assemblies and Private Christians (7th Ed. Rev.) #94Page Scan
Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians (Latest and largest ed.) #XCVPage Scan
Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the Use of Religious Assemblies and Private Christians. 8th ed. #d120
Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians: being formerly a collection (12th ed.) #49Page Scan
Dyer's Psalmist: A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs for the use of Baptist Churches (Rev. & Corrd. ed.) #258Page Scan
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Gospel Music : A Choice Collection of Hymns and Melodies New and Old for Gospel, Revival, Prayer and Social Meetings, Family Worship, etc. #136Page Scan
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Hallowed Songs: a collection of the most popular hymns and tunes, both old, and new, designed for prayer and social meetings, revivals, family worship, and Sabbath schools #51Page Scan
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