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Rest in the Arms of My Saviour

How oft when I’m weary and sorrow oppressed

Author: J. W. Dennis
Tune: [How oft when I’m weary and sorrow oppressed]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How oft when I’m weary and sorrow oppressed,
I long for the home where no harm can molest;
O may we all meet in the land of the blest,
And rest in the arms of the Savior.

Refrain:
Rest in the arms of my Savior,
Rest in the arms of my Savior;
I want to go there to those mansions so fair,
To rest in the arms of my Savior.

2 How sweet it will be when we meet on that strand,
And hear the glad songs of the heavenly land;
O may we be found of the purified band,
And rest in the arms of the Savior. [Refrain]

3 The way may be rough and the journey be long,
The battle be hard with temptation and wrong;
But when we have reached Heaven’s glorified throng,
We’ll rest in the arms of the Savior. [Refrain]

4 When Jesus doth call us, the conflict will cease.
From every burden we’ll find sweet release;
Our souls shall rejoice in eternity’s peace,
And rest in the arms of the Savior. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10452

Author: J. W. Dennis

Born: Oc­to­ber 8, 1866, Le­ba­non, Mis­sou­ri. Buried: Eri­ck, Okla­ho­ma.  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How oft when I’m weary and sorrow oppressed
Title: Rest in the Arms of My Saviour
Author: J. W. Dennis
Refrain First Line: Rest in the arms of my Saviour
Publication Date: 1904
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10452
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #10452

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