O Give me Rest form Self!

My Savior, Thou hast offered rest

Author: Eliza H. Hamilton
Tune: O GIVE ME REST (Moule)
Published in 16 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 My Saviour, Thou hast offered rest:
Oh, give it then, to me;
The rest of ceasing from myself,
To find my all in Thee.

Refrain:
Resting, I am resting,
I Thyself would prove;
Resting, I am resting,
Feasting on Thy love.

2 This cruel self oh, how it strives
And works within my breast,
To come between Thee and my soul,
And keep me back from rest. [Refrain]

3 Now many subtle forms it takes
Of seeming verity,
As if it were not safe to rest
And venture all on Thee. [Refrain]

4 O Lord, I seek a holy rest,
A vict’ry over sin!
I seek that Thou alone shouldst reign,
O’er all without, within. [Refrain]

5 In Thy strong hand I lay me down,
So shall the work be done,
For who can work so wondrously
As the Almighty One? [Refrain]

Source: Tabernacle Hymns: No. 2 #12

Author: Eliza H. Hamilton

Eliza H Schuyler Hamilton USA 1757-1854. Born in Livingston County, IL, in 1780 she married Alexander Hamilton (Treasury Secretary of the U.S.). They had eight children: Philip, Angelica, Alexander Jr, James, John, William, Eliza, and little Philip (born the year after his oldest brother died in a duel). In 1791 Alexander had an affair that really strained their marriage. In 1801 she lost her sister after a long illness, and her eldest son, Philip, was killed in a reckless duel, followed by her husband having the same fate two years later. After his death in the famous duel with Vice President, Aaron Burr, at age 47, she had to carry on alone raising her family. Her home indebtedness was aided when friends of her husband bought her H… Go to person page >

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First Line: My Savior, Thou hast offered rest
Title: O Give me Rest form Self!
Author: Eliza H. Hamilton

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