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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Upon the Word I rest

Upon the Word I rest

Author: Frances R. Havergal
Tune: [Upon the Word I rest]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Upon the Word I rest,
Each pilgrim day;
This golden staff is best
For all the way.
What Jesus Christ hath spoken
Cannot be broken!
Cannot be broken!

2 Upon the Word I rest,
So strong, so sure;
So full of comfort blest,
So sweet, so pure!
The charter of salvation,
Faith’s broad foundation,
Faith’s broad foundation.

3 Upon the Word I stand!
That cannot die!
Christ seals it in my hand,
He cannot lie!
The Word that faileth never!
Abiding Ever!
Abiding Ever!

Source: Williston Hymns #249

Author: Frances R. Havergal

Havergal, Frances Ridley, daughter of the Rev. W. H. Havergal, was born at Astley, Worcestershire, Dec. 14, 1836. Five years later her father removed to the Rectory of St. Nicholas, Worcester. In August, 1850, she entered Mrs. Teed's school, whose influence over her was most beneficial. In the following year she says, "I committed my soul to the Saviour, and earth and heaven seemed brighter from that moment." A short sojourn in Germany followed, and on her return she was confirmed in Worcester Cathedral, July 17, 1853. In 1860 she left Worcester on her father resigning the Rectory of St. Nicholas, and resided at different periods in Leamington, and at Caswall Bay, Swansea, broken by visits to Switzerland, Scotland, and North Wales. She died… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Upon the Word I rest
Author: Frances R. Havergal
Refrain First Line: The Master hath said it



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

The Coronation Hymnal #d369

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The Endeavor Hymnal #225

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Williston Hymns #249

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