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!
Siphokazi Gunusa

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Thank you Lord Jesus

Samuel Odeyemí

Owo, Ondo, Nigeria

What a wonderful hymn on Absolute Surrender! Thanks!

David Frimpong

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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

And have earnestly, fervently prayed;

Let us be ones who also pray earnestly and feverently

Lord gain Your rest, be perfectly blest,

Let us lay all of the altar!!


Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

It worth all to follow Jesus so I am willing to take what is dearest to me whether plans or people and kiss goodbye for His sake. Pls help Lord Jesus

Victoria Oluwaseun

Lagos, Nigeria

After long hours of night prayers, I was directed to sit in the living room. Lo and behold, I slept off with series of victory in the dream then I heard a sweet voice singing the song until I woke up. I was led to Google it so I could fully sing it. Oh God, I'm ready to lay EVERYTHING on the altar. So help me Jesus Christ.

Lucia Loftus

Urbana, IL, United States

I’ve had the experience lately of reserving my body for myself. My health or how I feel controls my giving myself to the Lord absolutely. These sentences stood out to me today as I sang this song. “Yield Him your body and soul” “Till our body and soul, He doth fully control” This is not the first time the Lord has asked for absolute surrender… I surely appreciate this song and the experience of our brother laying all on the alter and becoming happy in his heart. I pray I can experience this also.

Ibrahim Jonathan

New Karu, Nasarawa, Nigeria

This hymn has blessed my spirit since I first heard it from my Father in the Lord till date

Promise Uchenna Onyechere

Aba, Abia, Nigeria

Yielding all to the altar of sacrifice helps us to receive his fullness. Lord help me to yield my all to you in Jesus name Amen.


Cincinnati, OH, United States

Your heart, does the Spirit control?


Leduc, AB, Canada

Lord Jesus I must confess I cannot lay my all on the altar of sacrifice. I have only thr desire but too yield to you my all. But praise and thank You my Lord, You will do it for me. All I have to do is to remain, stay and abide in You. Praise You Lord, You are now living in me. You are now my life, the resurrection life that overcomes satan, death and Hades. No more struggling on my part but just to enjoy Your riches day by day.. I love You Lord Jesus.. 💖