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!
Mich Dupree

Plano, TX, United States

It’s 3am and this song’s chorus stuck in my mind. I was troubled 😟. The words, I didn’t know, I just remember hearing it growing up from a child. But when I read them the song resonated. My spirit was a bit at ease. I’m glad I found the lyrics. Thanks 🙏🏽

Precious Dickson

Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana

This song dropped inside my spirit this evening but couldn't remember the entire lyrics.

Thank God for google.

Laverne Harper

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

Complete surrender: nothing else will do


Wellington, FL, United States

This song has always been a blessing. I was singing it this morning as it’s just so in my spirit but knew one verse and chorus so dead led to look up the lyrics. Thanks for making it possible. Believe I’ll be speaking on this soon! The Lord my God be glorified.


Bronx, NY, United States

This song says it all.. I always pay attention to the words of any song I sing.. and this is a very powerful song.. love it.. I started singing every morning for my morning worship..

Rowan Cochrane


My mom all time favorite, epic

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.