Come ye apart, it is the Lord who calls us

Come ye apart, it is the Lord who calls us

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Tune: CHISHOLM (Stebbins)
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 "Come ye apart!" it is the Lord who calls us,
And oh, what tenderness is in His tone!
He bids us leave the busy world behind us
And draw apart awhile with Him alone.

2 'Mid restless crowds with all their noise and tumult,
No rest, no leisure, find our spirits there;
Our vision fails, our sense of life's proportion,
Unless we seek the quite place of prayer.

3 Full well He knows, for He Himself hath made us;
Yea, He Himself was human as are we;
How much we need the calm of sweet communion,
New strength to gain for battles yet to be.

4 He knoweth how for us to have compassion,
Whose feet have journeyed many a weary mile;
Shall we not go in answer to His bidding:
"Come ye yourselves apart and rest awhile?"

5 And so He calls us into desert places
Where human voices may not drown His own,
There to receive the fuller revelation
He makes to those who wait with Him alone.

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #912

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm

Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent on a farm and in teaching district schools. He spent five years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Herald" of Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come ye apart, it is the Lord who calls us
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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