Is Your All on the Altar? Lyrics

Is Your All on the Altar? Lyrics

Author: E. A. Hoffman (1900)

1 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.

Refrain:
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.

2 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. [Refrain]

3 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. [Refrain]

4 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! [Refrain]

Is Your All on the Altar Hymn Story

Elisha Hoffman was the author of this hymn, “Is Your All on the Altar”. It was first published in 1900.

The tune for this hymn is titled, “You have longed for sweet peace, and for faith to increase”.

Elisha Hoffman composed over two thousand songs in his life on earth. He did not get any formal musical training. His musical skills were horned by his parents at home.

Some of his well-known hymns include “Leaning on the everlasting arms” and “Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power

Elisha Hoffman - Is Your All on the Altar hymn writer
Elisha Hoffman

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