150. Desire for Rest

1 O God, give Thou ear to my plea,
And hide not Thyself from my cry;
O hearken and answer Thou me,
As restless and weary I sigh.

2 O that I had wings like a dove,
Fro then I would fly far away
And seek for the rest that I love,
Where trouble no more could dismay.

3 Nay, soul, call on god all the day;
The Lord for Thy help will appear;
At eve, morn, and noon humbly pray,
And He thy petition will hear.

4 Thy burden now cast on the Lord,
And He shall thy weakness sustain;
The righteous who trust in His word
Unmoved shall forever remain.

Text Information
First Line: O God, give Thou ear to my plea
Title: Desire for Rest
Meter: 8s
Language: English
Publication Date: 1912
Scripture:
Topic: Afflictions: Comfort under; Afflictions: Prayer in; Afflictions: Promises for (14 more...)
Notes: Selected stanzas
Tune Information
Name: ASSIUT
Composer: Goerge C. Stebbins
Meter: 8s
Key: E♭ Major



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