Lord, I


LORD, I desire to live as one
Who bears a blood-bought name,
As one who fears but grieving Thee,
And knows no other shame.

As one by whom Thy walk below
Should never be forgot;
As one who fain would keep apart
From all thou lovest not.

I want to live as one who knows
Thy fellowship of love;
As one whose eyes can pierce beyond
The pearl-built gates above.

As one who daily speaks to Thee,
And hears Thy voice divine
With depth of tenderness declare,
"Beloved! Thou art mine."

Charitie Lees Smith,  1861
No. 653 in Spurgeon's Our Own Hymnbook

Leviticus 20:24 ...I am the LORD your God,
which have separated you from other people.



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