Rest of the Weary

Rest of the weary, Joy of the sad

Author: John S. B. Monsell
Published in 75 hymnals

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1 Best of the weary,
Joy of the sad;
Hope of the dreary,
Light of the glad;
Home of the stranger,
Strength to the end;
Refuge from danger,
Savior and Friend.

2 Pillow, where, lying,
Love rests its head;
Peace of the dying,
Life of the dead.
Path of the lowly,
Prize at the end;
Breath of the holy,
Savior and Friend.

3 When my feet stumble,
I'll to Thee cry;
Crown of the humble,
Cross of the high:
When my steps wander,
Over me bend,
Truer and fonder,
Savior and Friend.

4 Ever confessing
Thee, I will raise
Unto Thee blessing,
Glory and praise:--
All my endeavour,
World without end,
Thine to be ever,
Savior and Friend.

Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #264

Author: John S. B. Monsell

John Samuel Bewley Monsell (b. St. Colomb's, Londonderry, Ireland, 1811; d. Guilford, Surrey, England, 1875) was educated at Trinity College in Dublin and served as a chaplain and rector of several churches in Ireland after his ordination in 1835. Transferred to England in 1853, he became rector of Egham in Surrey and was rector of St. Nicholas Church in Guilford from 1870 until his death (caused by a construction accident at his church). A prolific poet, Monsell published his verse in eleven volumes. His three hundred hymns, many celebrating the seasons of the church year, were issued in collections such as Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems (1837), Spiritual Songs (1857), Hymns of Love and Praise (1863), and The Parish Hymnal (1873). Bert P… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Rest of the weary, Joy of the sad
Title: Rest of the Weary
Author: John S. B. Monsell
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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