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
Published in 66 hymnals

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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

Monsell, John Samuel Bewley, L.L.D., son of Thomas Bewley Monsell, Archdeacon of Londonderry, was born at St. Columb's, Londonderry, March 2,1811, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A. 1832, LL.D. 1856). Taking Holy Orders in 1834, "he was successively Chaplain to Bishop Mant, Chancellor of the diocese of Connor, Rector of Ramoan, Vicar of Egham, diocese Worcester, and Rector of St. Nicholas's, Guildford. He died in consequence of a fall from the roof of his church, which was in the course of rebuilding, April 9, 1875. His prose works include Our New Vicar, 1867; The Winton Church Catechist, &c. His poetical works are:— (1) Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems, Dublin, W. Curry, Jun., & Co., 1837; (2) Parish Musings, or Devotional Poem… 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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