Return, my soul, unto thy rest

Return, my soul, unto thy rest, From vain pursuits and maddening cares

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 49 hymnals

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Return, my soul, unto thy rest,
From vain pursuits and madd'ning cares,
From lonely woes that wring thy breast,
The world's allurements,--Satan's snares.

Return unto thy rest, my soul,
From all the wanderings of thy thought,
From sickness unto death made whole,
Safe through a thousand perils brought.

Then to thy rest, my soul, return
From passions every hour at strife;
Sin's works, and ways, and wages spurn,
Lay hold upon eternal life.

God is thy Rest,--with heart inclined
To keep His Word, that Word believe;
Christ is thy Rest,--with lowly mind.
His light and easy yoke receive.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

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First Line: Return, my soul, unto thy rest, From vain pursuits and maddening cares
Title: Return, my soul, unto thy rest
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #218Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #218Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #595Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #230Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #364Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #364Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #364Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #364Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #364Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #364Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #384Page Scan
Additional Hymns to the Collection of Hymns for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #595Page Scan
Additional Hymns, Adopted by the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America, at their Session June 1831. 2nd ed. #79Page Scan
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #105Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #639Page Scan
Church Music, a Collection of Hymn Tunes. #d134
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P116bPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P116bPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P116bPage Scan
Devotional Melodies, Adapted to Social Worship #d78
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d602
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #643Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #561Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #401Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #500Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #500Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #477Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d132
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #24Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #24Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #152Page Scan
Hymns of the Church Universal #226Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #367Page Scan
Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d154
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d559
Sacred Poems and Hymns #23Text
Social Hymns and Tunes, for the Conference and Prayer Meeting, and the Home with services and prayers #255Page Scan
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d657
The Church Hymn Book #d809
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #770Page Scan
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #303Page Scan
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d616
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #178cPage Scan
The Millennial Chorister #d77
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #H343Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #212cPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d890
The Vestry Singing Book: being a selection of the most popular and approved tunes and hymns now extant, designed for social and religious meetings, family devotion, singing schools, etc. #235bPage Scan
Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d365



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