Come Enter, Lord, and Take Thy Rest

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1 Come enter, Lord, and take Thy rest,
Thou and Thy ark of strength;
And make the temple of my breast
Thy dwelling-place at length.

2 My life, my goods, myself I yield
A cheerful sacrifice;
No fond desire that lay concealed
But on Thine altar dies.

3 I will be Thine, with all my powers,
My mem’ry, mind, and will,
And all my consecrated hours
Thy service to fulfil.

4 I know how poor and worthless all,
How weak the hand I lift;
But where the sprinkled blood shall fall,
It sanctifies the gift.

5 ‘Tis done!—but wilt Thou condescend
To make my heart Thy home?
Call me, a sinful worm, Thy friend?
Lord Jesus, quickly come!

Source: Hymns of Consecration and Faith #50

Author: Francis Bottome

Bottome, F., S.T.D., was born in Derbyshire, England, May 26, 1823. In 1850, having removed to America, he entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopalian Church; and in 1872 he received the degree of S.T.D. from Dickinson's College, Carlisle, Penn. In addition to assisting in the compilation of B. P. Smith's Gospel Hymns, London, 1872: Centenary Singer, 1869; Hound Lake, 1872, he has written:— 1. Come, Holy Ghost, all sacred fire. Invocation of the Holy Spirit. Appeared in R. P. Smith's Gospel Hymns, 1872. It is in several collections, including the Ohio Hymn Book of the Evangelical Association, 1881, No. 364. 2. Full salvation, full salvation. Joy of full Salvation. Written in 1871, and published in a collection by D… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come enter, Lord, and take Thy rest
Title: Come Enter, Lord, and Take Thy Rest
Author: Francis Bottome
Language: English
Publication Date: 1902
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



Though no firm documentation exists, ST. ANNE was probably composed by William Croft (PHH 149), possibly when he was organist from 1700-1711 at St. Anne's Church in Soho, London, England. (According to tradition, St. Anne was the mother of the Virgin Mary.) The tune was first published in A Suppleme…

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