Christ My Song - 427
In vain, in vain with human love - The Fulness of the Unseen
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The Fulness of the Unseen.
1. In vain, in vain with human love
to fill this longing heart I strove.
A stranger to the joys above
it would not thus be filled!
In vain, in vain on earthly ground
I sought what could not here be found,
the healing of a hidden wound; –
It would not thus be healed! PDF - Midi
2. In vain, in vain I tried to roll
life's load to some dim, distant goal,
to feed on dust a famished soul; –
it would not thus be fed!
Created beauty was a dream,
created love a fair, fond gleam,
created joy a fitful stream; –
it would not always flow!
3. O loveliness of time, how poor!
O gay, gay world, how soon your store
is emptied, to be filled no more! –
Thou canst not soothe nor cure.
O Christ of God, alone in thee
all beauty, love, and joy I see;
my all shalt thou for ever be; –
Thou canst not change nor die!
Horatius Bonar, The Song of the New Creation, 1872, 86.