Compared with Christ, in all beside

Compared with Christ, in all beside

Author: Augustus Toplady
Tune: ORTONVILLE
Published in 72 hymnals

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COMPARED with Christ, in all beside
No fairer charm I see;
The one thing needful, dearest Lord,
Is to be one with thee.

2 The knowledge of thy dying love
Into my soul convey;
Thyself bestow; for thee alone,
My all-in-all, I pray.

3 Less than thyself will not suffice
My comfort to restore;
More than thyself I cannot have,
And thou canst give no more.

4 Whate’er conforms not to thy love,
O teach me to resign!
I’m rich to all intents of bliss
If thou, O Christ, art mine.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #565

Author: Augustus Toplady

Toplady, Augustus Montague, the author of "Rock of Ages," was born at Farnham, Surrey, November 4, 1740. His father was an officer in the British army. His mother was a woman of remarkable piety. He prepared for the university at Westminster School, and subsequently was graduated at Trinity College, Dublin. While on a visit in Ireland in his sixteenth year he was awakened and converted at a service held in a barn in Codymain. The text was Ephesians ii. 13: "But now, in Christ Jesus, ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ." The preacher was an illiterate but warm-hearted layman named Morris. Concerning this experience Toplady wrote: "Strange that I, who had so long sat under the means of grace in England, should b… Go to person page >

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Author: Augustus Toplady

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