That I May Know Him

“ That I may know Him," -- Father grant the longing that burns within me as a quenchless fire: For in these words what wondrous depths lie hidden, embracing all I need or can desire.

  “That I may know Him" -- this is life eternal, not to possess a gift apart from One who is the fount from which all true life springs, and whom to know is heaven on earth begun.

  “That I may know Him" -- not in name or theory, This brings no         power to stand amid earth’s strife. No; I will know Him as my living Savior,  the very strength and center of my life. 

-- Freda Hanbury Allen, from  That I May Know Him, a beautiful collection of spiritual poems published in 1904.


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