I need Thee, O, I need Thee

“O God, forasmuch as without Thee we are not able to please Thee, mercifully grant that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
– Gelasian Sacramentary, A.D. 494

Thou that swellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to thy voice; cause me to hear it.

Cause me to hear, for it is life to me,
I perish when I am away from Thee;
Love of my love,
Tell me where walkest Thou,
I would be with Thee now.

Let me be Thy companion, even I,
For whom Thou once didst in a garden lie;
Love of my love
Than all my dear more dear,
Tell memay I draw near?

I may, I may. Thou callest me to come,
O Dweller in the gardens, this is home;
Love of my love,
Dear Lord, what would I more
But listen, serve, and adore?

– Amy Carmichael

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