Scripture Verse

Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God. Romans 12:1


Elisha A. Hoffman (1839–1929)

Words & Mu­sic: Eli­sha A. Hoff­man, 1905 (🔊 pdf nwc).


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.


O 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,
And how hap­py our hearts will be made,
Of the fel­low­ship sweet
We shall share at His feet,
When our all on the al­tar is laid.


Noah’s Sacrifice
James Tissot (1836–1902)