Rest in the Lord, O servant by His grace

Rest in the Lord, O servant by His grace

Translator: John Brownlie
Tune: ERNAN (Mason)
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

Rest in the Lord, O servant by His grace,
Dwell in His courts, and gaze upon His face,
Know nought of toil, of weariness, or woe,
They rest who serve, not weary, as below.

Rest in the Lord, the strife of war is past,
Wear now the wreath of victory at last;
E’en death is slain,—the cross of Christ sufficed,
Death is not death, to those who live in Christ.

Rest in the Lord, the goal of life is won,
To thee ’tis given to hear the glad “Well done”;
Great their reward, who, till their Lord appear,
Serve in the vineyard of the Master, here.

Rest in the Lord; none can His honour claim,
They honour have, who honour most His name;
Thine this reward who counted gain but loss,
Nor felt it shame to glory in the cross.

Rest in the Lord; swift comes the happy time,
When we who strive shall reach Thy fairer clime;
Christ, give us welcome when the toil is past,
And bring us to the bliss of heaven, at last.

Hymns from the Morningland, 1911

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1857, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Rest in the Lord, O servant by His grace
Greek Title: τὸν πιστὸν οἰκέτην σου, ἀνάπαυσον ὡς εὔσπλαγχνος
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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