824. There Is a Place of Quiet Rest (Near to the Heart of God)

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1 There is a place of quiet rest,
near to the heart of God,
a place where sin cannot molest,
near to the heart of God.

Refrain:
O Jesus, blest Redeemer,
sent from the heart of God,
hold us, who wait before thee,
near to the heart of God.

2 There is a place of comfort sweet,
near to the heart of God,
a place where we our Savior meet,
near to the heart of God. [Refrain]

3 There is a place of full release,
near to the heart of God,
a place where all is joy and peace,
near to the heart of God. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: There is a place of quiet rest
Title: There Is a Place of Quiet Rest (Near to the Heart of God)
Author: Cleland Boyd McAfee (1901)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: CM with refrain
Scripture: Exodus 33:14; 1 Kings 19:1-15; Psalm 34:18; Psalm 73:28; Matthew 11:28-30; John 10:28; Acts 17:27; Philippians 4:7; Hebrews 4:16; James 4:8
Topic: Comfort; Death; Joy4 more...
Refrain First Line: O Jesus, blest Redeemer
Tune Information
Name: MC AFEE
Composer: Cleland Boyd McAfee (1901)
Meter: CM with refrain
Key: D♭ Major


Text Information:

A Presbyterian campus pastor and choir director in Missouri wrote this simple but moving hymn in response to the death of two young nieces from diphtheria. By distilling such personal grief into the shared assurances of faith, these words have brought comfort to many


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