Happy and Hopeful

I am resting, sweetly resting On the promises of God

Author: J. M. Orrock
Tune: [I am resting, sweetly resting] (Fuller)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. I am resting, sweetly resting
On the promises of God;
All the precious merit testing
Of the Saviour's cleansing blood.
All my tears and prayers and fasting
For my sins could not atone;
So myself on Jesus casting
Peace I found, in him alone.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
For the grace of God to me!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
For salvation full and free!

2. I am happy, yes, I'm happy,
Tho' I dwell in house of clay;
And I look for something better
When shall dawn the perfect day:
Then the meeting and the parting
With the friends we dearly love
Shall forevermore be ended,
In the meeting place above. [Chorus]

3. I am hoping, gladly hoping
For the coming of the Lord,
For there can be no revoking
Of his true and faithful word;
He who went away to glory
Shall return to claim his own.
And the saved shall tell the story
Of his grace before the throne. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #50

Author: J. M. Orrock

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First Line: I am resting, sweetly resting On the promises of God
Title: Happy and Hopeful
Author: J. M. Orrock
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Copyright: Public Domain


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Carols of Hope #50

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