Scripture Verse

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16


Words: Sa­man­tha W. Shoup, in Songs of Love and Praise No. 4, by John R. Swe­ney, Hen­ry L. Gil­mour & J. How­ard Ent­wisle (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1897), num­ber 23.

Music: Will­iam H. Pon­ti­us (1857–1937) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Shoup (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Upon the mountain of unrest,
I heard a voice of loving quest,
Come, I will be thy spirit’s rest,
And ev­er­last­ing home!


O love divine, I come!
O love divine, I come!
In Thee my wanderings cease,
For Thou art rest and peace.

I lay my sin and unbelief,
My hardened heart, my stony grief,
At Thy dear feet with sweet relief,
And will no longer roam.


My soul is sick and tired of sin,
Make Thou my spirit pure and clean;
And enter graciously within,
And make my heart Thy home.