Resting on the faithfulness of Christ our Lord

Author: Frances R. Havergal
Published in 17 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Resting on the faithfulness of Christ our Lord;
Resting on the fulness of His own sure word;
Resting on His wisdom, on His love and power;
Resting on His covenant from hour to hour.

2 Resting ‘neath His guiding hand for untrack’d days;
Resting ‘neath His shadow from the noontide rays;
Resting at the eventide, beneath His wing,
In the fair pavilion of our Saviour King.

3 Resting in the fortress while the foe is nigh;
Resting in the lifeboat while the waves roll high;
Resting in His chariot for the swift, glad race;
Resting, always resting, in His boundless grace.

4 Resting in the pastures, and beneath the Rock;
Resting by the waters where He leads His flock;
Resting, while we listen at His glorious feet;
Resting in His arms of love—oh, rest complete!

5 Resting and believing, let us onward press;
Resting on Himself, “the Lord our Righteousness!”
Resting and rejoicing, let His saved ones sing—
“Glory, glory, glory be to Christ our King!”

Source: Hymns of Consecration and Faith #255

Author: Frances R. Havergal

Havergal, Frances Ridley, daughter of the Rev. W. H. Havergal, was born at Astley, Worcestershire, Dec. 14, 1836. Five years later her father removed to the Rectory of St. Nicholas, Worcester. In August, 1850, she entered Mrs. Teed's school, whose influence over her was most beneficial. In the following year she says, "I committed my soul to the Saviour, and earth and heaven seemed brighter from that moment." A short sojourn in Germany followed, and on her return she was confirmed in Worcester Cathedral, July 17, 1853. In 1860 she left Worcester on her father resigning the Rectory of St. Nicholas, and resided at different periods in Leamington, and at Caswall Bay, Swansea, broken by visits to Switzerland, Scotland, and North Wales. She died… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Resting on the faithfulness of Christ our Lord
Title: Resting
Author: Frances R. Havergal
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Resting, Resting
Copyright: Public Domain



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Hymns of Consecration and Faith #255

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