Christ My Song - 870
In him we live, in him we move - The far and the near (Frances Bevan/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The far and the near.
2. But thou through strange dark lands hast strayed,
and wandered far from him;
and therefore he, O Soul, to thee,
is distant and is dim.
3. Lord, I was in the far-off land,
I loved from thee to stray,
and when unto myself I came,
a swine-herd far away,
4. One moment – then the welcome sweet,
the kiss, the Father's Home;
far distant was the distance; to
thy bosom I am come.
G. T. S.
Frances Bevan, Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso and others 1, 1899, 13.