My spirit longs for thee

  • an anthem for SATB and organ or piano, based on the traditional melody 'Fingal'

  • Duration 3' 20"


by John Byrom

written for the choir of Skaneateles First Presbyterian Church, New York


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My spirit longs for thee
Within my troubled breast,
Though I unworthy be
Of so divine a guest.

Of so divine a guest
Unworthy though I be,
Yet has my heart no rest
Unless it come from thee.

Unless it come from thee,
In vain I look around;
In all that I can see
No rest is to be found.

No rest is to be found
But in thy blessed love:
O, let my wish be crowned,
And send it from above!

John Byrom (1692-1763)