Come Ye Yourselves Apart

Come ye yourselves apart and rest awhile,
Weary, I know it, of the press and throng;
Wipe from your brow the sweat and dust of toil,
And in My quiet strength again be strong.

Come ye aside from all the world holds dear,
For converse which the world has never known;
Alone with me and with my Father here,
With Me and with my Father not alone.

Come, tell me all that ye have said and done,
Your victories and failures, hopes and fears;
I know how hardly souls are wooed and won;
My choicest crowns are always wet with tears.

Come ye and rest: the journey is too great,
And ye will faint beside the way and sink:
The bread of life is here for you to eat,
And here for you the wine of love to drink.

Then, fresh from converse with your Lord, return
And work till daylight softens into even:
The brief hours are not lost in which ye learn
More of your Master and His rest in heaven.

E. H. Bickersteth
May be sung to "Eventide"
("Abide with Me").

Mark 6:31 And he said unto them,
Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place,
and rest a while: for there were many coming
and going, and they had no leisure so much
as to eat. 32 And they departed into a desert
place by ship privately.

1Kings 19:7 And the angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee. 8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.


graphics & background by Mary Stephens

Photo by Mary Van Nattan
Mustang Mts., Arizona
updated 2019