Christ My Song - 954
Jesus, I rest in thee - Rest in Jesus
(James George Deck/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Rest in Jesus.
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls." (Matthew 11, 28-29)
2. Thou Holy One of God!
The Father rests in thee,
and in the savour of that blood
which speaks to him for me:
the curse is gone – in thee I'm blessed;
God rests in thee – in thee I rest.
3. The slave of sin and fear,
thy truth my bondage broke;
my happy spirit loves to wear
thy light and easy yoke:
thy love, which fills my grateful breast,
makes duty joy, and labour rest.
4. Soon the bright, glorious day,
the Rest of God shall come;
sorrow and sin shall pass away,
and I shall reach my home:
then, of the promised land possessed,
my soul shall know eternal rest!
James George Deck, Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1906, 10-11.