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My heart is resting, O my God

Representative Text

1 My heart is resting, O my God,
I will give thanks and sing;
My heart is at the secret source
Of every precious thing.
I thirst for springs of heavenly life,
And here all day they rise;
I seek the treasure of Thy love,
And close at hand it lies.

2 I have a heritage of joy,
That yet I must not see;
But the hand that bled to make it mine
Is keeping it for me.
And a new song is in my mouth,
To long-loved music set:
"Glory to Thee for all the grace
I have not tasted yet."

3 My heart is resting, O my God,
My heart is in Thy care;
I hear the voice of joy and health
Resounding everywhere.
"Thou art my portion, saith my soul,"
Ten thousand voices say,
And the music of their glad Amen
Will never die away.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnbook #406

Author: Anna Letitia Waring

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Notes

My heart is resting, O my God. Anna L. Waring. [The Lord the Portion of his people.] Appeared in the 4th edition of her Hymns and Meditations, 1854, p. 65, in 11 stanzas of 8 lines, and based upon Lam. iii. 24, "The Lord is my Portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in Him" (ed. 1871, p. 62). It is also in her Additional Hymns, 1858. Being too long to be used in full, various arrangements of lines and stanzas have been adopted for common use. Most of these begin with the opening line of the hymn. One exception is, "I have a heritage of joy," in the American Unitarian Hymn [<& Tune] Book for Church & Home, Boston, 1868, which begins with stanza iii., line 5. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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The Cyber Hymnal #4245
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Small Church Music #2216
  • PDF Score (PDF)
Small Church Music #5601
  • PDF Score (PDF)

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An Nou Chanté! #43

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Small Church Music #2216

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Small Church Music #5601

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The Cyber Hymnal #4245

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