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Jesus, let my final rest

Jesus, let my final rest

Author: Ernest W. Olson
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Jesus, let my final rest
From myself and this world's bondage,
From the storms on life's rough voyage,
Be within Thy gracious breast.

2 From a world of stress and strife
Hide me, O my Saviour, hide me;
Through the narrow gateway guide me,
Leading to eternal life.

3 To Thy bosom gently prest,
I am ready when Thou take me,
So a humble place Thou make me
In the mansions of the blest.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #605

Author: Ernest W. Olson

Ernst Olson was born on March 16, 1870 in Skåne, Sweden. His family emigrated to America in 1875 where he attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He worked for Swedish newspapers, and for a publisher in Chicago, and later became editor of the Augustana Book Concern (1911-49). He wrote four original hymns, and translated almost 30 more. In 1948, the King of Sweden made Olson a knight of the Royal Order of Vasa. He died on October 6, 1958 in Chicago. NN, from Cyber Hymnal Go to person page >

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Author: Ernest W. Olson



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The Hymnal and Order of Service #605


The Hymnal and Order of Service #605

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