Highest Thoughts

"Oh! that I could forever dwell

Delighted at the Saviour's feet 

Behold the form I love so well,

And all his tender words repeat.

"The world shut out from all my soul,

And Heaven brought in with all its bliss;

Oh! is there aught from pole to pole

One moment to compare with this?

"This is the hidden life I prize

A life of penitential love;

When most my follies I despise,

And raise my highest thoughts above."