The blood of him who died

In the watches of the midnight

Author: W. Lomax Childress
Tune: [In the watches of the midnight]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 In the watches of the midnight
There is rest for you and me;
When the purple dawn is breaking,
With its gold lights on the sea,
In the splendor of the noonday,
When the twilight shades abide,
There is rest for those who hasten
To the blood of Him who died.

Refrain:
We are resting,
We are resting,
Sweetly resting in the Saviour’s love,
We are resting,
We are resting,
Sweetly resting in the Saviour’s love.

2 ‘Mid the cares of time around us,
In the darkness of the strife,
We are safe when He has found us,
Resting in the heavenly life:
On the mountain, in the valley,
Where the glooms of death reside,
Is the light, and life, and glory
Of the blood of Him who died. [Refrain]

3 Not a weary heart is broken,
In the dust, amid the heat,
But may have the blessed token
Or a melody complete,
When the mist of time is lifted
And the sons of peace abide
In the temples of the kingdom,
Thro’ the blood of Him who died. [Refrain]

4 When the shores of earth are drifting
Mistily away at death,
And the isle of God are lifting
Amaranth and Eden’s breath,
We may greet the vernal splendor,
In the gold and white abide,
And be kissed of Him who loved us,
Thro’ the blood of Him who died. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 5 #64

Author: W. Lomax Childress

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Text Information

First Line: In the watches of the midnight
Title: The blood of him who died
Author: W. Lomax Childress
Refrain First Line: We are resting, we are resting



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