(On the "Feldberg", the highest peak of the black forrest)
O power of love, all else transcending
In Jesus present evermore,
I worship Thee, in homage bending
Thy name to honor and adore;
Yea, let my soul, in deep devotion,
Bathe in love's mighty boundless ocean.
Thou art my rest, no earthly treasure
Can satisfy my yearning heart,
And naught can give to me the pleasure
I find in Thee, my chosen part,
Thy love, so tender, so possessing,
I joy to me, and every blessing.
To Thee my heart and life be given,
Thou art in truth my highest good;
For me Thy sacred side was riven,
For me was shed Thy precious blood.
O Thou who art the world's salvation,
Be thine my love and adoration.
Gerhard Tersteegen 1697-1769
(at the graveyard down the road in Norway)