1 Saviour, Whom I would fain to love,
Jesus, crucified for me,
Fix my roving heart above,
Draw me nearer unto Thee.
Thee to praise and Thee to know
Make the joy of saints below:
Thee to see and Thee to love
Make the bliss of saints above.
2 Lord, it is not life to live,
If Thy presence Thou deny:
Lord, if Thou Thy presence give,
'Tis no longer death to die.
Source and Giver of repose,
Only from Thy love it flows;
Peace and happiness are Thine,
Mine they are, if Thou art mine.
The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892
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 >
Display Title: Saviour, Whom I fain would loveFirst Line: Saviour, Whom I fain would loveTune Title: RAMOTHAuthor: A. M. TopladyMeter: 220.127.116.11.D.Date: 1898Subject: General | ; Faith | ; Fellowship with God | ; Lent |
Display Title: Saviour, Whom I fain would loveFirst Line: Saviour, Whom I fain would loveTune Title: [Saviour, Whom I fain would love]Author: Rev. A. M. TopladyMeter: 7 S. D.Date: 1894Subject: General | ; Faith | ; Fellowship with God |