Sweetly Resting

In the rifted rock I'm resting, Safely sheltered I abide

Author: Mary D. James
Published in 74 hymnals

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1 In the rifted Rock I'm resting;
Safely sheltered, I abide.
There no foes nor storms molest me,
While within the cleft I hide.

Now I'm resting, sweetly resting,
In the cleft once made for me.
Jesus, blessed Rock of Ages,
I will hide myself in Thee.

2 Long pursued by sin and Satan,
Weary, sad, I longed for rest.
Then I found this heav'nly shelter
Opened in my Saviour's breast. [Refrain]

3 Peace which passeth understanding,
Joy the world can never give,
Now in Jesus I am finding;
In His smiles of love I live. [Refrain]

4 In the rifted Rock I'll hide me
Till the storms of life are past;
All secure in this blest refuge,
Heeding not the fiercest blast. [Refrain]

Source: Praise and Worship: hymnal #13

Author: Mary D. James

Born: August 10, 1810, Trenton, New Jersey. Died: October 4, 1883, New York City. Buried: Mercer Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey. When she was 13 years old, James began teaching Sunday school in the Methodist Episcopal church. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement, assisting Phoebe Palmer, and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and elsewhere. She wrote about 50 hymns, and articles by her appeared in the Guide to Holiness, the New York Christian Advocate, The Contributor, The Christian Witness, The Christian Woman, The Christian Standard, and the Ocean Grove Record. Her works include: The Soul Winner: A Sketch of Life and Fact and Incidents in the Life and Labors of Edmund J. Yard, 1883… Go to person page >

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First Line: In the rifted rock I'm resting, Safely sheltered I abide
Title: Sweetly Resting
Author: Mary D. James
Refrain First Line: Now I'm resting, sweetly resting



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