O when wilt thou my Savior be

O when wilt thou my Savior be

Author: Augustus Toplady
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 O when wilt thou my Savior be!
O when shall I be clean!
The true eternal Sabbath see,
A perfect rest from sin!

2 Jesus! the sinner's rest thou art,
From guilt, and fear, and pain;
While thou art absent from my heart,
I look for rest in vain!

3 The consolations of thy word
My soul have long upheld;
The faithful promise of the Lord
Shall surely be fulfill'd:

4 Joining thy sheep in yonder fold,
Like them I shall rejoice;
Like them thy glory shall behold
And hear my Shepherd's voice.

5 O that I now the voice might hear,
That speaks my sins forgiven;
Thy word is past to give me here
The inward pledge of heaven.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #197

Author: Augustus Toplady

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 >

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