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199 Vernon


Come, O Thou traveler 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.

I need not tell Thee who I am, 
My misery and sin declare;
Thyself hast called me 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.

In vain Thou strugglest to get free,
I never will give up 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.

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