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O blessed rest when we recline

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1 O blessed rest, when we recline
On never failing pow'r divine,
God's mighty arms enfolding us,
The arms that hold the universe!

Casting all your care upon Jesus,
Casting all your care upon Jesus,
Casting all your care upon Jesus,
For He careth, He careth for you.

2 Almighty strength! but stronger yet
The love that cannot us forget;
Unfathom'd ocean, calm and broad!
Amazing mercy of our God! [Chorus]

3 Beyond the mountain peaks that rise
Above the clouds and pierce the skies,
Look up! the highest wonderful see,
God's love that fills eternity. [Chorus]

4 Who trusts His word hath clearest sight,
Who trusts His pow'r hath greatest might;
Who trust His love doth never bear
The heart of doubt, the brow of care. [Chorus]

5 Man faileth man in trouble's hour,
As fails at noon the feeble flow'r.
Who trusts in God, here and afar
Shines on, tho' faileth sun and star. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #493

Author: Franklin E. Belden

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royal… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O blessed rest when we recline
Author: Franklin E. Belden
Refrain First Line: Casting all your care upon Jesus



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Christ in Song #493

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