Rest Awhile

Come, said Jesus, come apart

Author: I. T. Walker
Tune: [Come, said Jesus, come apart]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Come, said Jesus, come apart,
From the stern and busy day;
He who knows thy weary heart,
Calls thee to the desert way.

Come, oh, come to me and rest,
Find my bosom soft and sweet;
Come to me, and thou art blest,
In the desert's lone retreat.

2 "Rest awhile," but not forever,
Back again with sharper sword;
Take the world-lost for thy Savior,
'Tis the promise of his word. [Chorus]

3 Hearts of sorrow, turn aside,
Tears have told thy keenest grief;
Come, and now in me abide,
And thy soul shall find relief. [Chorus]

4 Rest, sweet rest remains for you,
When the battle work is done;
Rest for loyal hearts and true,
When the crown of life is won. [Chorus]

Source: Songs of Free Grace #42

Author: I. T. Walker

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Text Information

First Line: Come, said Jesus, come apart
Title: Rest Awhile
Author: I. T. Walker
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come, O come to me and rest
Copyright: Public Domain


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