Pledge of Endless Rest

Return, my soul, enjoy thy rest

Author: Joseph Stennett
Published in 64 hymnals

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1 Return, my soul, enjoy thy rest;
Improve the day thy God hath blest;
Another six days' work is done,
Another sabbath is begun.

2 O that our thoughts and thanks may rise,
As grateful incense, to the skies,
And draw form Christ that sweet repose,
Which none but he that feels it knows!

3 This heavenly calm within the breast
Is the dear pledge of glorious rest,
Which for the Church of God remains,
The end of cares, the end of pains.

4 If holy duties, let the day,
In holy comforts pass away;
How sweet a Sabbath thus to spend,
In hope of one that ne'er shall end!


Source: The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #316

Author: Joseph Stennett

The author was a Baptist preacher in London, from 1690, to his death in 1713. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Return, my soul, enjoy thy rest
Title: Pledge of Endless Rest
Author: Joseph Stennett
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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