Birds have their quiet nest, foxes their holes

Birds have their quiet nest, foxes their holes

Author: John S. B. Monsell
Published in 14 hymnals

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Birds have their quiet nest,
Foxes their holes, and man his peaceful bed;
All creatures have their rest,
But Jesus had not where to lay his head.

And yet he came to give
The weary and the heavy-laden rest;
To bid the sinner live,
And soothe our griefs to slumber on his breast.

Let the birds seek their nest,
Foxes their holes, and man his peaceful bed;
Come, Saviour, in my breast
Come and repose thine oft rejected head!

Come! give me rest, and take
The only rest on earth thou lov’st, within
A heart that for thy sake
Shall purify itself from every sin.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #126

Author: John S. B. Monsell

Monsell, John Samuel Bewley, L.L.D., son of Thomas Bewley Monsell, Archdeacon of Londonderry, was born at St. Columb's, Londonderry, March 2,1811, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A. 1832, LL.D. 1856). Taking Holy Orders in 1834, "he was successively Chaplain to Bishop Mant, Chancellor of the diocese of Connor, Rector of Ramoan, Vicar of Egham, diocese Worcester, and Rector of St. Nicholas's, Guildford. He died in consequence of a fall from the roof of his church, which was in the course of rebuilding, April 9, 1875. His prose works include Our New Vicar, 1867; The Winton Church Catechist, &c. His poetical works are:— (1) Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems, Dublin, W. Curry, Jun., & Co., 1837; (2) Parish Musings, or Devotional Poem… Go to person page >

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First Line: Birds have their quiet nest, foxes their holes
Author: John S. B. Monsell

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #126

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #126

Hymns of the Christian Life #d36

Hymns of the Christian Life #d35

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d56

Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d19

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #1299

Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d22

The American Hymnal #d49

The Plymouth Hymnal #d51

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #1005

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #1005

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