To Thee, O Dear, Dear Saviour!   1 comment

Above:  St. Mary and St. Martha of Bethany Episcopal Church, Buford, Georgia, February 11, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Words by John Monsell (1811-1875), a priest of the Church of Ireland

Hymn Source = The Methodist Hymnal (1905), of the Methodist Episcopal Church (1784-1939) and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (1845-1939)


1.  To thee, O dear, dear Saviour!

My spirit turns for rest,

My peace is in they favor,

My pillow on thy breast;

Though all the world deceive me,

I know that I am thine,

And thou wilt never leave me,

O blessed Saviour mine.

2.  In thee my trust abideth,

On thee my hope relies,

O thou whose love provideth

For all beneath the skies;

O thou whose mercy found me,

From bondage set me free,

And then forever bound me

With threefold cords to thee.

3.  My grief is in the dullness

With which this sluggish heart

Doth open to the fullness

Of all thou wouldst impart;

My joy is in thy beauty

Of holiness divine,

My comfort in the duty

That binds my life in thine.

4.  Alas, that I should ever

Have failed in love to thee,

The only one who never

Forgot or slighted me!

O for a heart to love thee

More truly than I ought,

And nothing place above thee

In deed, or word, or thought.

5.  O for that choicest blessing

Of living in thy love,

And thus on earth possessing

The peace of heaven above;

O for the bliss that by it

The soul securely knows

The holy calm and quiet

Of faith’s serene repose!

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