When the worn spirit wants repose

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1 When the worn spirit wants repose,
And sighs her God to seek;
How sweet to hail the evening's close
That ends the weary week!

2 How sweet to hail the early dawn,
That opens on the sight
When first that soul-reviving morn
Sheds forth new rays of light!

3 Sweet day, thine hours too soon will cease;
Yet, while they gently roll,
Breathe, Heavenly Spirit, source of peace,
A Sabbath o'er my soul.

4 When will my pilgrimage be done,
The world's long week be o'er,
That Sabbath dawn which needs no sun,
That day which fades no more?

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #541

Author: James Edmeston

Edmeston, James, born Sept. 10, 1791. His maternal grandfather was the Rev. Samuel Brewer, who for 50 years was the pastor of an Independent congregation at Stepney. Educated as an architect and surveyor, in 1816 he entered upon his profession on his own account, and continued to practice it until his death on Jan. 7, 1867. The late Sir G. Gilbert Scott was his pupil. Although an Independent by descent he joined the Established Church at a comparatively early age, and subsequently held various offices, including that of churchwarden, in the Church of St. Barnabas, Homerton. His hymns number nearly 2000. The best known are “Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us” and "Saviour, breathe an evening blessing." Many of his hymns were written for c… Go to person page >

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First Line: When the worn spirit wants repose
Author: James Edmeston

Tune

ST. PETER (Reinagle)

Composed by Alexander R. Reinagle (b. Brighton, Sussex, England, 1799; d. Kidlington, Oxfordshire, England, 1877), ST. PETER was published as a setting for Psalm 118 in Reinagle's Psalm Tunes for the Voice and Pianoforte (c. 1836). The tune first appeared with Newton's text in Hymns Ancient and Mode…

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A Collection of Hymns #366Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d590
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A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #114Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #43Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #544Page Scan
Baptist Chorals: a tune and hymn book designed to promote general congregational singing; containing one hundred and sixty four tunes adapted to about four hundred choice hymns #196Page Scan
Chapel Hymns #d648
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #35Page Scan
Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #117Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #41Page Scan
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Conference Hymns. a new collection of hymns, designed especially for use in conference and prayer meetings, and family worship. #204Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #536Page Scan
Cottage Melodies; a hymn and tune book, for prayer and social meetings and the home circle #383Page Scan
Dyer's Psalmist: A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs for the use of Baptist Churches (Rev. & Corrd. ed.) #337Page Scan
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Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d483
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d807
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #96Page Scan
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Hymns and Tunes: for those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. #89Page Scan
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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #7Page Scan
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Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #409Page Scan
Living Songs for the Sunday School, the Epworth League, Prayer Meetings, Revivals #d187
Living Songs for the Sunday School, the Epworth League, Prayer Meetings, Revivals ... #d186
New Union Hymns #359Page Scan
Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #477Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d939
Parish Psalmody #d956
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #29Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d794
Precious Hymns #138Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H633Page Scan
Revival Hymns #384Page Scan
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The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #148cPage Scan
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d884
The Baptist Harp: a new collection of hymns for the closet, the family, social worship, and revivals #28Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Praise Book #d544
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #40Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #23.40Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #29Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book #40Page Scan
The Baptist Hymnal, for Use in the Church and Home #48Page Scan
The Baptist Hymnal. Shaped notes ed. #d658
The Baptist Praise Book #58Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #841Page Scan
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d895
The Book of Worship #164TextPage Scan
The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #36Page Scan
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The Choral: a Collection of Church Music, Adapted to the Worship of All Denominations #d253
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The Christian Psalmist #d755
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The National Baptist Hymnal: arranged for use in churches, Sunday schools, and young people's socieities (5th ed. Rev.) #62Page Scan
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