You have longed for sweet peace, and for faith to increase

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

Indian River, MI, United States

Considering the cross, may we sing, "you can only be blest and have peace and sweet rest, because all on the altar He laid."


Cypress, Texas, United States

This song came to me as I was talking to God in prayer this morning, I didn’t know all the lyrics so I did a google search and here they are. The words really ministered to my soul. Thank you Google for this site, I’m so grateful. ❤️


Orinda, CA, United States

Was pruning star jasmine in my courtyard this morning and my Spirit was blessed by the chorus of this hymn— had to stop and find the verses. Thank you google for satisfying the itch! And thank you whoever penned this time-honored truth.

Rose-Marie Clarke

Connecticut, Hartford, United States

I give thanks and appreciations to Google with this great help to find spiritual and songs whenever needed.

Sara Zaki

New Jersey, United States

Your heart, does the spirit control? Lord may I have a heart which is numb but a spirit which is flowing with life through my heart! Amen 🌻

Louella Morgan

Decatur, GA, United States

Thank God for Google search and whoever is responsible for these lyrics being here... I awakened with a hunger for these words THIS MORNING!

I remember many, but not all. I will cherish these words & this site! Thank you, again!


This song just came to me and I couldn't remember all the words. Google search provided this site. Thank you.

Bruce Mackey Sr.

Royal Palm Beach, FL, United States

This song was rolling in my Spirit, it's 2:30am and I had to have the lyrics... I knew this song as I was a member of the choir and on the altar calls this song was one of them....indeed it is stil a blessing as I read...


Louisville, KY, United States

If you're going through something and you don't understand why and you know you heard God speaking to concerning your situation go to the part of this song that asks you the question. Is your all on the alter of sacrifice laid? Your heart, does the spirit control?

I was talking to God because I wanted to know why He hadn't move in certain areas I've prayed and this song fell in my spirit.


Des Moines, IA, United States

Pastor sang this at end of today's service where the teaching was in gifts.