There is rest for the weary, if rest they will seek

There is rest for the weary, if rest they will seek

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [There is rest for the weary, if rest they will seek]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is rest for the weary, if rest they will seek,
There is cheer for the lonely and strength for the weak;
There is pardon and blessing and endless reward,
There is perfect salvation in Jesus, the Lord.

Refrain:
Will you come? will you come to the Lord?
Will you come? will you come?
Oh, ye souls that have seen him revealed in his word!
Will you come? will you come?

2 There is sight for the blinded and care for the ill,
There is balm for the wounded–be healed if you will;
There is zest for your labors and sweetness in rest,
There is all that is purest, and dearest, and best. [Refrain]

3 There is peace for the troubled and freedom for slaves,
There is hope for the hopeless and light upon graves;
Oh, hear the glad message and heed its sweet call!
There is room and a welcome with Jesus for all. [Refrain]

Source: Pearls of Praise #58

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is rest for the weary, if rest they will seek
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Refrain First Line: Will you come

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Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

New Christian Hymn and Tune Book. Word ed. #d106

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Pearls of Praise #58

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The Church and School #d211

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Voice of Praise #d96

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