My God, I am thine; what a comfort divine (Joel Thorne)
- Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2011-11-28). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 32 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Dotted slurs indicate pairs of notes which should be sung separately in some verses but not others, as shown by the underlay, to accommodate the metrical irregularities of the text.
First published: 1833 in A Collection of Tunes (Watchet), p. 377
Description: The order of staves in the source is Alto - Tenor - Soprano - Bass, with the alto part notated in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. No text is underlaid in the source, although Hymns 205 and 558 (of the Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People called Methodists) are specified. The present text is that of Hymn 205: the alternative text, Hymn 558, is 'Come, Lord, from above, the mountains remove'.
Original text and translations
My God, I am thine; what a comfort divine,
What a blessing to know that my Jesus is mine!
In the heavenly Lamb thrice happy I am,
And my heart it doth dance at the sound of his name.
True pleasures abound in the rapturous sound,
And whoever hath found it hath paradise found;
My Jesus to know, and feel his blood flow,
'Tis life everlasting, 'tis heaven below.
Yet onward I haste to the heavenly feast:
That, that is the fulness, but this is the taste!
And this I shall prove, till with joy I remove,
To the heaven of heavens, in Jesus's love.