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O cease, my wandering soul

O cease, my wandering soul

Author: William Augustus Muhlenberg
Published in 205 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. O cease, my wand'ring soul,
On restless wing to roam;
All this wide world, to either pole,
Hath not for thee a home.

2. Behold the ark of God!
Behold the open door!
O haste to gain that dear abode,
And rove, my soul, no more.

3. There safe thou shalt abide,
There sweet shall be thy rest;
And ev'ry longing satisfied,
With full salvation blest.

4. Ah, yes! I all forsake,
My all to Thee resign;
Gracious Redeemer take, O take
And seal me ever Thine.

Source: The New Christian Hymnal #246

Author: William Augustus Muhlenberg

Mühlenberg, William Augustus, D.D., son of the Rev. Dr. Mühlenberg, and grandson of Henry Melchior Mühlenberg, the patriarch of Lutheranism in America, was born in Philadelphia Sept. 16, 1796. He graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1814. Entering Holy Orders in 1817, he was successively Assistant Rector of St. James's Lancaster, 1823; Rector of the Church of the Holy Communion, New York, 1843; St. Paul's College, Flushing (1828); St. Luke's Hospital, New York (1855); St. John's and Long Island (1865), were established by him. He died April 6, 1877. His poetical gift was genuine, but not largely used. In 1826 he contributed four hymns to the Prayer Book Collection (of which he was one of the Committee). His Poems appeared in 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O cease, my wandering soul
Author: William Augustus Muhlenberg
Source: Episcopal Col.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Christian Harmony #24A

The Christian Harmony #397b

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