Is thy heart athirst to know That the King of Heav’n and earth Deigns to dwell with man below, Yea, hath stoop’d to mortal birth? Search the Word with ceaseless care Till thou find this treasure there.
With the sages from afar Journey on o’er sea and land, Till thou see the Morning Star O’er thy heart unchanging stand, Then shalt thou behold His face Full of mercy, truth, and grace.
For if Christ be born within, Soon that likeness shall appear Which the heart had lost through sin, God’s own image fair and clear, And the soul serene and bright Mirrors back His heavenly light.
Jesus, let me seek for nought But that Thou shouldst dwell in me Let this only fill my thought, How I may grow more like Thee, Through this earthly care and strife, Through the calm eternal life.
With the wise who know Thee right, Though the world accounts them fools, I will praise Thee day and night; I will order by Thy rules All my life, that it may be Filled with praise and love of Thee.