114. To Thee, O Dear, Dear Savior

1 To Thee, O dear, dear Savior!
My spirit turns for rest,
My peace is in Thy 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 Savior 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 three-fold cords to Thee.

3 Alas, that I should ever
Have failed in love to Thee,
The only One who never
Forgot or slighted me!
O for that choicest blessing
Of living in Thy love,
And thus on earth possessing
A peace like that above.

Text Information
First Line: To Thee, O dear, dear Savior!
Title: To Thee, O Dear, Dear Savior
Author: Rev. John S. B. Monsell (1863)
Publication Date: 1929
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Topic: Jesus Christ: Love of Christ
Language: English
Notes: Verse 3, line 8 altered
Tune Information
Composer: J. Baptiste Calkin (1870)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Key: F Major

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