Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, COMPARED WITH CHRIST, by AUGUSTUS MONTAGUE TOPLADY

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COMPARED WITH CHRIST, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Compared with christ, in all beside
Last Line: If thou, o god! Art mine.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ

Compared with Christ, in all beside
No comeliness I see;
The one thing needful, dearest Lord,
Is to be one with Thee.
The sense of Thy expiring love
Into my soul convey;
Thyself bestow; for Thee alone
I absolutely pray.

Whatever else Thy will withholds,
Here grant me to succeed:
O let thyself my portion be,
And I am blest indeed!
Less than thyself will not suffice
My comfort to restore:
More than thyself I cannot have;
And Thou canst give no more.

Loved of my God, for Him again
With love intense I burn;
Chosen of Thee e'er time began,
I choose Thee in return.
Whate'er consists not with Thy love,
Oh, teach me to resign;
I'm rich to all the intents of bliss,
If Thou, O God! art mine.

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