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Return, my soul, unto thy rest

Return, my soul, unto thy rest, From vain pursuits and maddening cares

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 49 hymnals

Representative Text

Return, my soul, unto thy rest,
From vain pursuits and madd'ning cares,
From lonely woes that wring thy breast,
The world's allurements,--Satan's snares.

Return unto thy rest, my soul,
From all the wanderings of thy thought,
From sickness unto death made whole,
Safe through a thousand perils brought.

Then to thy rest, my soul, return
From passions every hour at strife;
Sin's works, and ways, and wages spurn,
Lay hold upon eternal life.

God is thy Rest,--with heart inclined
To keep His Word, that Word believe;
Christ is thy Rest,--with lowly mind.
His light and easy yoke receive.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Return, my soul, unto thy rest, From vain pursuits and maddening cares
Title: Return, my soul, unto thy rest
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #218

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #218

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #595

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #230

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #364

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #364

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #364

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #364

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #364

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #364

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #384

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Church Choral-Book #105

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Church Harmonies #639

Church Music, a Collection of Hymn Tunes. #d134

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Church Psalmist #P116b

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Church Psalmist #P116b

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Church Psalmist #P116b

Devotional Melodies, Adapted to Social Worship #d78

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #643

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #561

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #401

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #500

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #500

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Hymns for Public Worship #477

Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d132

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #24

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #24

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #152

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Hymns of the Church Universal #226

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Hymns of the Spirit #367

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d154

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d559

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #23

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d657

The Church Hymn Book #d809

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #770

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The Disciples' Hymn Book #303

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d616

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The Heart and Voice #178c

The Millennial Chorister #d77

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #212c

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d890

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The Vestry Singing Book #235b

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d365

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