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Rest of the weary heart

Rest of the weary heart

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

Rest of the weary heart,
Soothing and calm;
Love to the wounded heart,
Healing and balm;
Jesus, how sweet Thou art!
Rest to the weary heart.

Peace to the troubled mind:
Tempests are still;
Light to the doubting mind,
Teaching Thy will;
Jesus, Thou art most kind!
Peace to the troubled mind.

Joy to the pilgrim heart,
Song by the way;
Guide to the seeking heart,
Fearful to stray;
Jesus, how good Thou art!
Joy to the pilgrim heart.

Dower of the needy soul,
Brother and Friend;
Heaven of the trusting soul,
Life without end;
Jesus, my all control,
Dower of the needy soul.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Rest of the weary heart
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 6.4.6.4.6.6
Language: English



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