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God of the Weary

The little birds now seek their nest (Edwards)

Author: Matilda Edwards
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The lit­tle birds now seek their nest;
The ba­by sleeps on mo­ther’s breast;
Thou giv­est all Thy child­ren rest,
God of the wea­ry.

2 The sail­or pray­eth on the sea:
The lit­tle ones at mo­ther’s knee;
Now comes the pe­ni­tent to Thee,
God of the wea­ry.

3 The orp­han puts away his fears;
The trou­bled hopes for hap­pi­er years;
Thou dri­est all the mourn­er’s tears,
God of the wea­ry.

4 Thou send­est rest to tired feet,
To lit­tle toil­ers slum­ber sweet,
To ach­ing hearts re­pose com­plete,
God of the wea­ry.

5 In grief, per­plex­ity, or pain,
None ev­er come to Thee in vain;
Thou mak­est life a joy again,
God of the wea­ry.

6 We sleep that we may wake re­newed,
To serve Thee as Thy child­ren should,
With love, and zeal, and gra­ti­tude,
God of the wea­ry.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #16150

Author: Matilda Edwards

Born: March 4, 1836, West­er­field (near Ip­swich), Eng­land. Died: Jan­u­a­ry 4, 1919, Hast­ings, Sus­sex, Eng­land. [Matilda Betham Edwards (1836-1919)] Daughter of Ed­ward Ed­wards, and cou­sin of Egypt­ol­o­gist Amel­ia B. Ed­wards, Ma­til­da was ed­u­cat­ed in Ips­wich and Peck­ham, and tra­veled ex­tens­ive­ly, es­pe­cial­ly in Ger­ma­ny and France. Her works in­clude: The White House by the Sea, 1857 Dr. Jacob, 1864 Kitty, 1869 Po­ems, 1885 Lord of the Har­vest, 1899… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The little birds now seek their nest (Edwards)
Title: God of the Weary
Author: Matilda Edwards
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #16150
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The Cyber Hymnal #16150

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