6417. Sweetly Resting

1. In the rifted rock I’m resting;
Safely sheltered, I abide.
There no foes nor storms molest me,
While within the cleft I hide.

Now I’m resting, sweetly resting,
In the cleft once made for me.
Jesus, blessèd Rock of Ages,
I will hide myself in Thee.

2. Long pursued by sin and Satan,
Weary, sad, I longed for rest.
Then I found this heav’nly shelter,
Opened in my Savior’s breast. [Refrain]

3. Peace which passeth understanding,
Joy the world can never give,
Now in Jesus I am finding;
In His smiles of love I live. [Refrain]

4. In the rifted rock I’ll hide me
Till the storms of life are past;
All secure in this blest refuge,
Heeding not the fiercest blast. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: In the rifted rock I'm resting
Title: Sweetly Resting
Author: Mary Dagworthy James (1875)
Refrain First Line: Now I'm resting, sweetly resting
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [In the rifted rock I'm resting]
Composer: W. Warren Bentley
Incipit: 12332 13566 53212
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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