Return, my soul, unto thy rest

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

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 51 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

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

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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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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a401

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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

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Melodies and Hymns for Divine Service in Appleton Chapel #a255

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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