CLXVI. Lord; I believe a Rest remains

1 Lord; I believe a Rest remains,
To all thy People known,
A Rest where pure Enjoyment reigns,
And Thou art lov'd alone.

2 A Rest, where all our Souls Desire
Is fixt on Things above;
Where Fear and Sin, and Grief expire,
Cast out by perfect Love.

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!

4 Remove all Hardness from my Heart,
This Unbelief remove;
To me the Rest of Faith impart,
The Sabbath of thy love.

5 I would be thine; thou know'st I would,
And have thee all my own:
Thee, Oh! my All-Sufficient good,
I want, and thee alone.

6 Thy Name to me, thy Nature grant!
This, only this, be giv'n:
Nothing beside my God I want,
Nothing in Earth and Heav'n.

7 Come, Oh my Saviour, come away,
Into my Soul descend!
No longer from thy Creature stay,
My Author and my End!

8 Come, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
And Seal me thine abode!
Let all I am in thee be lost,
Let all be lost in God.

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First Line: Lord; I believe a Rest remains
Publication Date: 1791
Topic: Faith and Obedience
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