O weary soul, that long for rest

O weary soul, that long for rest

Author: Jessie P. Tompkins
Tune: [O weary souls who long for rest]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O weary souls who long for rest,
O troubled, restless hearts,
There is a kind and loving breast,
Where pity ne’er departs.

Refrain:
Rest, rest, sweet, sweet rest;
The love that calms life’s troubled sea
Will give you rest, sweet rest.

2 The shadows dark that cloud thy sky,
The burdens hard to bear,
The joys that bloom to fade and die,
He marks with tender care. [Refrain]

3 He trod the wine-press all alone,
Sorrow and grief he knew;
The hands that felt the cruel nails
He reached down to you. [Refrain]

4 Rest only comes when His dear voice
Bids calm the troubled sea;
‘Tis when we hear his “Peace, be still!”
Earth’s darkest shadows flee. [Refrain]

5 Then do not slight the proffered hand,
And drive the nails anew;
Look thou, and see your Saviour stand
And offer rest to you. [Refrain]

Source: Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #208

Author: Jessie P. Tompkins

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First Line: O weary soul, that long for rest
Author: Jessie P. Tompkins
Refrain First Line: Rest, rest, sweet, sweet rest

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