449. We Rest on Thee

1 We rest on thee - our shield and our defender!
We go not forth alone against the foe;
strong in thy strength, safe in thy keeping tender,
"We rest on thee, and in thy name we go."
strong in thy strength, safe in thy keeping tender,
"We rest on thee, and in thy name we go."

2 Yea, "in thy name," O Captain of salvation!
In thy dear name, all other names above;
Jesus our righteousness, our sure foundation,
our Prince of glory and our King of love.
Jesus our righteousness, our sure foundation,
our Prince of glory and our King of love.

3 "We go" in faith, our own great weakness feeling,
and needing more each day thy grace to know:
yet from our hearts a song of triumph pealing,
“We rest on thee, and in thy name we go.”
yet from our hearts a song of triumph pealing,
“We rest on thee, and in thy name we go.”

4 "We rest on thee" - our shield and our defender!
Thine is the battle, thine shall be the praise;
when passing through the gates of pearly splendor,
victors - we rest with thee, through endless days.
When passing through the gates of pearly splendor,
victors - we rest with thee, through endless days.

Text Information
First Line: "We rest on thee" - our shield and our defender
Title: We Rest on Thee
Author: Edith G. Cherry
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 11.10.11.10.11.10.
Scripture: 2 Chronicles 14:11
Topic: Christians: Triumph of; Church: Militant; Success of Missions
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: FINLANDIA
Composer: Jean Sibelius (1899; arr.)
Meter: 11.10.11.10.11.10.
Key: F Major
Source: Arr.
Copyright: Tune © Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden. Used by permission.



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