To thee, O dear, dear Savior! My spirit turns for rest

To thee, O dear, dear Savior! My spirit turns for rest

Author: John S. B. Monsell (1863)
Tune: SAVOY CHAPEL
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1 To Thee, O dear, dear Savior!
My spirit turns for rest,
My peace is in Thy favor,
My pillow on Thy breast;
Though all the world deceive me,
I know that I am Thine,
And Thou wilt never leave me,
O blessed Savior mine.

2 In Thee my trust abideth,
On Thee my hope relies,
O Thou whose love provideth
For all beneath the skies;
O Thou whose mercy found me,
From bondage set me free,
And then forever bound me
With three-fold cords to Thee.

3 Alas, that I should ever
Have failed in love to Thee,
The only One who never
Forgot or slighted me!
O for that choicest blessing
Of living in Thy love,
And thus on earth possessing
A peace like that above.

Source: The New Christian Hymnal #114

Author: John S. B. Monsell

John Samuel Bewley Monsell (b. St. Colomb's, Londonderry, Ireland, 1811; d. Guilford, Surrey, England, 1875) was educated at Trinity College in Dublin and served as a chaplain and rector of several churches in Ireland after his ordination in 1835. Transferred to England in 1853, he became rector of Egham in Surrey and was rector of St. Nicholas Church in Guilford from 1870 until his death (caused by a construction accident at his church). A prolific poet, Monsell published his verse in eleven volumes. His three hundred hymns, many celebrating the seasons of the church year, were issued in collections such as Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems (1837), Spiritual Songs (1857), Hymns of Love and Praise (1863), and The Parish Hymnal (1873). Bert P… Go to person page >

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First Line: To thee, O dear, dear Savior! My spirit turns for rest
Author: John S. B. Monsell (1863)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

To Thee, O dear, dear Saviour. J. S. B. Monsell. [Rest and Peace in Jesus.] Published in his Hymns of Love and Praise, 1863, p. 172, in 5 stanzas of 8 lines. In a few collections it begins "To Thee, O blessed Saviour"; whilst a cento, opening with line 5 of stanza ii., "O Thou Whose mercy found me" is also in common use as in the Scottish Presbyterian Hymnal, 1876.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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