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Henry Charles Beeching, ed. (1859–1919).  Lyra Sacra: A Book of Religious Verse.  1903.
 
The Soul’s Tendency towards its True Centre
By John Byrom (1692–1763)
 
STONES towards the earth descend;
  Rivers to the ocean roll;
Every motion has some end:
  What is thine, beloved soul?
 
Mine is where my Saviour is;        5
  There with Him I hope to dwell;
Jesu is the central bliss;
  Love the force that doth impel.
 
Truly thou hast answered right:
  Now may heaven’s attractive grace        10
Towards the source of thy delight
  Speed along thy quickening pace!
 
 
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