96. O where shall rest be found

1 O where shall rest be found,
Rest for the weary soul?
'Twere vain the ocean's depths to sound,
Or pierce to either pole.
The world can never give
The bliss for which we sigh;
'Tis not the whole of life to live,
Nor all of death to die.

2 Beyond this vale of tears
There is a Life above,
Unmeasured by the flight of years;
And all that Life is love.
There is a Death, whose pang
Outlasts the fleeting breath;
O what eternal horrors hang
Around the second death!

3 Lord God of truth and grace,
Teach us that Death to shun,
Lest we be banished from Thy face,
And evermore undone!
Here would we end our quest;
Alone are found in Thee
The Life of perfect love,--the Rest
Of immortality.

Text Information
First Line: O where shall rest be found
Author: James Montgomery (1819)
Meter: S. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Sin and Redemption; Septuagesima Sunday; Ninth Sunday after Trinity
Tune Information
Meter: S. M.
Key: B♭ Major
Notes: From index; Ad. by Goss, 1864

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