Christ Desirable

If I'm a saint I long to rest

Author: Anna Beeman
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 If I'm a saint I long to rest,
Dear Jesus on thy holy breast;
Yes, lay enfolded in thy arms,
To view thy beauty and thy charms.

2 A holy Jesus spotless Lamb,
A perfect God and perfect Man,
Methinks that beauty here doth shine,
With Majesty that's all divine.

3 O form my wretched heart anew,
And give me a transforming view,
Of thy sweet nature with design,
That I receive ti to be mine.

4 To have a temper Lord like thee,
Exceeds the wealth of earth and sea;
Lord with thy riches make me blest,
And from my cares my soul will rest.

5 I'll then begin the heavenly song,
And sing it as I march along;
No enemies are in the road,
When I've a temper like my God.

Source: Hymns on Various Subjects #23

Author: Anna Beeman

Anna Keeney Beeman born in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut. She was the among the first female Baptist hymn writers in America. She believed strongly in baptism by immersion. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Children and Grandchildren of Thomas Beeman" (on RootsWeb, accessed 11/8/2020) and I Will Sing the Wondrous Story: a history of Baptist hymnody in North America by David W. Music and Paul Akers Richardson (Mercer University Press, Macon, GA: 2008) Go to person page >

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First Line: If I'm a saint I long to rest
Title: Christ Desirable
Author: Anna Beeman
Copyright: Public Domain


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Hymns on Various Subjects #23

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