Sweetly Resting

In the rifted rock I'm resting, Safely sheltered I abide

Author: Mary D. James
Tune: [In the Rifted Rock I'm resting] (Bentley)
Published in 98 hymnals

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1 In the rifted Rock I’m resting,
safely sheltered, I abide.
There no foes nor storms assail me,
while within the cleft I hide.

Now I’m resting, sweetly resting,
in the cleft once made for me.
Jesus, blessed Rock of ages,
I will hide myself in thee.

2 Long pursued by sin and Satan,
weary, sad, I longed for rest.
Then I found this heav’nly shelter,
opened in my Savior’s breast. [Refrain]

3 Peace which passeth understanding,
joy the world can never give,
now in Jesus, I am finding;
in his smiles of love I live. [Refrain]

4 In the rifted Rock I’ll hide me,
till the storms of life are past,
all secure in this blest refuge,
heeding not the fiercest blast. [Refrain]

1 Wehrlos und verlassen sehnt sich
oft mein Herz nach stiller Ruh’;
doch du deckest mit dem Fittich
deiner Liebe sanft mich zu.

Unter Deinem sanften Fittich
find’ ich Frieden, Trost und Ruh’;
denn Du schirmest mich so freundlich,
schützest mich und deckst mich zu.

2 Drückt mich Kummer, Müh’ und Sorge,
meine Zuflucht bist nur Du,
rettest mich aus allen Ängsten,
tröstest mich und deckst mich zu. [Refrain]

3 Sicher bin ich und geborgen,
denn bei dir ist sü-ße Ruh’;
mag es auch im Leben stürmen,
Herr, dein Fittich deckt mich zu. [Refrain]

4 Kommt dann meine letzte Stunde,
geh’ ich ein zur ew’gen Ruh’;
und Du deckst mit deinen Flügeln
ewiglich dein Kindlein zu. [Refrain]

Source: Voices Together #619

Author: Mary D. James

Mary Dagworthy Yard James USA 1810-1883. Born at Trenton, NJ, she began teaching Sunday school at age 13 in the Methodist Episcopal Church. She married Henry B James, and they had four children: Joseph, Mary, Ann, and Charles.. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement of the early 1800s, assisting Phoebe Palmer (also a hymnist) and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, NJ, and elsewhere. She wrote articles that appeared in the “Guide to holiness”, “The New York Christian advocate”, “The contributor”, “The Christian witness:, “The Christian woman”, “The Christian standard”, and the “Ocean Grove record”. She wrote a biography of Edmund J Yard entitled, “The soul winner” (1883). She… Go to person page >



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Voices Together #619

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