Rest of the weary

Rest of the weary, joy of the sad

Author: John S. B. Monsell; Author: R. Palmer
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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

Monsell, John Samuel Bewley, L.L.D., son of Thomas Bewley Monsell, Archdeacon of Londonderry, was born at St. Columb's, Londonderry, March 2,1811, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A. 1832, LL.D. 1856). Taking Holy Orders in 1834, "he was successively Chaplain to Bishop Mant, Chancellor of the diocese of Connor, Rector of Ramoan, Vicar of Egham, diocese Worcester, and Rector of St. Nicholas's, Guildford. He died in consequence of a fall from the roof of his church, which was in the course of rebuilding, April 9, 1875. His prose works include Our New Vicar, 1867; The Winton Church Catechist, &c. His poetical works are:— (1) Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems, Dublin, W. Curry, Jun., & Co., 1837; (2) Parish Musings, or Devotional Poem… Go to person page >

Author: R. Palmer

Palmer, Ray, D.D., son of the Hon. Thomas Palmer, a Judge in Rhode Island, was born at Little Compton, Rhode Island, Nov. 12, 1808. His early life was spent at Boston, where he was for some time clerk in a dry-goods store. At Boston he joined the Park Street Congregational Church, then under the pastoral care of Dr. S. E. Dwight. After spending three years at Phillips Academy, Andover, he entered Yale College, New Haven, where he graduated in 1830. In 1835 he became pastor of the Central Congregational Church, Bath, Maine. During his pastorate there he visited Europe in 1847. In 1850 he was appointed to the First Congregational Church, at Albany, New York, and in 1865 Corresponding Secretary to the American Congregational Union, New York. H… Go to person page >

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First Line: Rest of the weary, joy of the sad
Title: Rest of the weary
Author: John S. B. Monsell
Author: R. Palmer
Meter: D
Notes: Tune: THEODORA



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