O Savior, may we never rest, Till Thou art formed within

O Savior, may we never rest, Till Thou art formed within

Author: William Hiley Bathurst
Published in 24 hymnals

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1 O Saviour, may we never rest
Till thou art formed within;
Till thou hast calmed our troubled breast,
And crushed the power of sin.

2 O, may we gaze upon thy cross,
Until the wondrous sight
Makes earthly treasures seem but dross,
And earthly sorrows light!

3 Until, released from carnal ties,
Our spirit upward springs,
And sees when earthly glory dies,
True joy in heavenly things.

4 There as we gaze may we become
United, Lord, to thee;
And in a fairer, happier home
Thy perfect beauty see.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #642

Author: William Hiley Bathurst

Bathurst, William Hiley , M.A., son of the Rt. Hon. Charles Bragge (afterwards Bathurst) some time M.P. for Bristol, born at Clevedale, near Bristol, Aug. 28, 1796, and educated at Winchester, and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1818. From 1820 to 1852 he held the Rectory of Barwick-in-Elmet, near Leeds. Resigning the Rectory in the latter year, through his inability to reconcile his doctrinal views with the Book of Common Prayer, he retired into private life, and died at Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, Nov. 25, 1877. His works include, The Georgics of Virgil: Translated by W. H. B., 1849; Metrical Musings; or, Thoughts on Sacred Subjects in Verse, 1849; and Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use, 1831 (2nd ed. 1842). This last… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Savior, may we never rest, Till Thou art formed within
Author: William Hiley Bathurst
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

CHESHIRE


NAOMI (Nägeli)

NAOMI was a melody that Lowell Mason (PHH 96) brought to the United States from Europe and arranged as a hymn tune; the arrangement was first published in the periodical Occasional Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1836). Some scholars have attributed the original melody to Johann G. Nageli (PHH 315), but there…

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HOLY TRINITY (Barnby)


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The Book of Common Praise: being the hymn book of The Church of England in Canada (revised 1938) #592
The Cyber Hymnal #5333
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