1 O blessed rest in Jesus!
There’s no other half so sweet,
As the peace he freely gives me,
When I tarry at his feet.
There I tell the sins that grieve me,
And his tones like dewdrops fall,
“Fear ye not, for I’ve redeemed thee,
There is cleansing for them all.”
O blessed, blessed rest!
Leaning on his loving breast,
When I’m heart to heart with Jesus,
What a blessed, blessed rest!
2 O blessed rest in Jesus!
Let me linger at his side,
While I tell him all my sorrows,
And my joys to him confide.
He will never, never weary,
For he waits to answer prayer,
And he whispers that he loves me,
That he careth for my care. [Refrain]
3 O blessed rest in Jesus!
How it cheers me, day by day!
For he strengthens me for duty,
And for service, by the way;
And he tells me of the city
Where they need no star, no sun;
There he’ll give me joyful welcome,
When my earthly work is done. [Refrain]
Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #163