The everlasting arms

I have found sweet rest for my weary soul

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [I have found sweet rest for my weary soul]
Published in 13 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have found sweet rest for my weary soul,
Found a harbor safe, tho’ the billows roll,
Found a mighty One who can storms control,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Chorus:
Oh, the everlasting arms how they hold me,
Ever hold me and enfold me;
I am safe in life or death for around and underneath
Are the mighty, everlasting arms.

2 When my way grows dark and no light I see,
When my friends forsake and life’s comforts flee,
Then I know His grace will sufficient be,
Leaning on the everlasting arms. [Chorus]

3 When my faith is weak He is near my side;
When my heart grows faint He will strength provide;
When the dangers press then will seas divide,
Leaning on the everlasting arms. [Chorus]

4 There is naught too hard for my Lord to do;
I can safely trust all life’s journey thro’;
He will bear me up, and my burdens too,
Leaning on the everlasting arms. [Chorus]


Source: Great Tabernacle Hymns #27

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have found sweet rest for my weary soul
Title: The everlasting arms
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: O the everlasting arms how they hold me

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

Christian Hymns #d112

Complete Christian Hymnal #d71

Crown Him King #d68

Glorious Gospel Hymns #2

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Great Tabernacle Hymns #27

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Light and Life Songs No. 3 #5

Praise and Worship #213

Praise and Worship #213

Songs of Devotion and Praise #d57

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Songs of Mounting Up No. 2 #46

Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d206

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The World Evangel #47

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