I love, my God, but with no love of mine,
       For I have none to give;

I love Thee, Lord, but all the love is Thine,
      For by Thy life I live.

I am as nothing, and rejoice to be
Emptied and lost and swallowed up in Thee.

Thou, Lord, alone art all Thy children need,
       And there is none beside;

From Thee the streams of blessedness proceed;
      In Thee the blest abide,

Fountain of life, and all-abounding grace,
Our source, our center, and our dwellingplace!

Madame Jeane Marie Guyon