1 O ye that are weary and laden of soul,
Come, come to the fountain that maketh you whole;
There’s peace in believing, there’s rest in His name,
There’s healing for all in the blood of the Lamb.
Rest, rest—sweet, sweet rest;
In the bosom of Jesus there only is rest.
2 Oh, cease from your anguish, ye toilers for life,
For vain is your labour and fruitless your strife;
No hope can they bring you, no joy to your heart;
None, none but the Saviour can resting impart. [Chorus]
3 Then come to the Saviour, ye weary and worn,
Your burdens and sorrows for you He hath borne;
No anguish that pierceth but pierced Him before,
No thorn is so sharp as the crown which He wore. [Chorus]
4 Rest, rest blessèd Jesus! oh, sweet rest at last,
Like calm on the ocean when tempest is past:
The morning light breaketh in joy from above,
And illumines my soul with His rainbow of love! [Chorus]
Bottome, F., S.T.D., was born in Derbyshire, England, May 26, 1823. In 1850, having removed to America, he entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopalian Church; and in 1872 he received the degree of S.T.D. from Dickinson's College, Carlisle, Penn. In addition to assisting in the compilation of B. P. Smith's Gospel Hymns, London, 1872: Centenary Singer, 1869; Hound Lake, 1872, he has written:—
1. Come, Holy Ghost, all sacred fire. Invocation of the Holy Spirit. Appeared in R. P. Smith's Gospel Hymns, 1872. It is in several collections, including the Ohio Hymn Book of the Evangelical Association, 1881, No. 364.
2. Full salvation, full salvation. Joy of full Salvation. Written in 1871, and published in a collection by D… Go to person page >