Sunday’s Hymn – Is Your All on the Altar?

August 1, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Posted in hymns | Leave a comment
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Today in church we heard a message from Ephesians 5:18, Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. The message was titled, “Living A Spirit Filled Life.” It really made me think about my life and submission to the Lord. It also reminded me of an old hymn. I hope the words are meaningful for you. God bless you as you think about surrendering completely to Him.

Stay faithful and hopeful,

Bill (a fellow-laborer),

Romans 15:13; 12:1-2

Is Your All on the Altar?

Elisha A. Hoffman, 1839-1929

1.      You have longed for sweet peace, and for faith to increase, And have earnestly, fervently prayed; But you cannot have rest, or be perfectly blest, Until all on the altar is laid.

(Refrain) Is your all on the altar of sacrifice laid? Your heart, does the Spirit control? You can only be blest and have peace and sweet rest, As you yield Him your body and soul.

2.      Would you walk with the Lord in the light of His Word, And have peace and contentment alway? You must do His sweet will to be free from all ill; On the altar your all you lay.


3.      Oh, we never can know what the Lord will bestow Of the blessings for which we have prayed, Till our body and soul He doth fully control, And our all on the altar is laid.


4.      Who can tell all the love He will send from above! Oh, how happy our hearts will be made! Oh, what fellowship sweet we shall share at His feet, When our all on the altar is laid!


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