Lord, I believe a rest remains

Lord, I believe a rest remains

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 213 hymnals

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1 Lord, I believe a rest remains
To all Thy people known,
A rest where pure enjoyment reigns,
And Thou art loved alone.

I rest upon His promise, sure;
I come, I wait, to prove
The cleansing of my heart from sin,
The fullness of His love.

2 A rest where all our soul’s desire
Is fixed on things above;
Where fear, and sin, and grief expire,
Cast out by perfect love. [Refrain]

3 Oh! that I now the rest might know,
Believe, and enter in!
Now, Saviour, now the pow’r bestow,
And let me cease from sin. [Refrain]

4 Remove this hardness from my heart,
This unbelief remove:
To me the rest of faith impart,
The Sabbath of Thy love. [Refrain]

Source: Beulah Songs: a choice collection of popular hymns and music, new and old. Especially adapted to camp meetings, prayer and conference meetings, family worship, and all other assemblies where Jesus... #32

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, I believe a rest remains
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #736
The Cyber Hymnal #3727TextScoreAudio
Include 211 pre-1979 instances