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Perfect Rest

Weary souls in darkness drifting

Author: William Henry Gardner
Tune: [Weary souls in darkness drifting]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Weary souls in darkness drifting,
Hear, oh, hear this message blest;
Tell your sorrows to the Saviour,
And ye shall find perfect rest.

No more sorrow, on the morrow,
Joy will henceforth fill thy breast;
No more sadness!
Endless gladness,
When you find His perfect rest.

2 Come to Him, in all your weakness,
You will be a welcome guest;
Tenderly His hand will guide you
To the realms of perfect rest. [Refrain]

3 Come, tho’ ye may seem but worthless,
Lowly hearts He loves the best;
After all your weary wand’ring,
Ye shall find His perfect rest. [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #33

Author: William Henry Gardner

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Weary souls in darkness drifting
Title: Perfect Rest
Author: William Henry Gardner
Language: English
Refrain First Line: No more sorrow, on the morrow
Publication Date: 1901
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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