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Vernon

L.M.

Chapin

Methodist Hymn Book, p. 77

1.

Come, O thou Traveller unknown,

Whom still I hold, but cannot see;

My company before is gone,

And I am left alone with thee:

With thee all night I mean to stay,

And wrestle till the break of day.

2.

I need not tell thee who I am,

My sin and misery declare;

Thyself hast called my by my name,

Look on thy hands, and read it there:

But who, I ask thee, who art thou?

Tell me thy name, and tell me now.

3.

In vain thou strugglest to get free,

I never will unloose my hold:

Art thou the Man that died for me?

The secret of thy love unfold:

Wrestling, I will not let thee go,

Till I thy name, thy nature know.

4.

Wilt thou not yet to me reveal

Thy new, unutterable name?

Tell me, I still beseech thee, tell;

To know it now resolved I am:

Wrestling, I will not let thee go,

Till I thy name, thy nature know.

5.

What though my shrinking flesh complain,

And murmur to contend so long?

I rise superior to my pain:

When I am weak, than am I strong,

And when my all of strength shall fail,

I shall with the God-man prevail.

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