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

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.

William H. Pontius (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William H. Pontius (1844-1908)

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

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

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