My spirit longs for thee (Henry L. Jenner)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-01-02).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 33 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-01-02).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 72 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.

General Information

Title: My spirit longs for thee
Composer: Henry L. Jenner
Tune: Quam Dilecta
Lyricist: John Byrom

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 66

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 57

Description:

External websites: https://embassysingers.de/scores/hymns.html

Original text and translations

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My spirit longs for thee
within my troubled breast,
though I unworthy be
of so divine a guest.

Of so divine a guest
unworthy though I be,
yet has my heart no rest
unless it come from thee.

Unless it come from thee,
in vain I look around;
in all that I can see
no rest is to be found.

No rest is to be found
but in thy blessèd love:
O let my wish be crowned,
and send it from above!