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When the Weary, Seeking Rest

When the weary, seeking rest

Author: Horatius Bonar (1866)
Tune: INTERCESSION (Callcott)
Published in 111 hymnals

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1 When the weary, seeking rest,
to thy goodness flee;
when the heavy-laden cast
all their load on thee;
when the troubled, seeking peace,
on thy name shall call;
when the sinner, seeking life,
at thy feet shall fall:

hear then in love, O Lord, the cry
in heav'n, thy dwelling place on high.

2 When the stranger asks a home,
all his toils to end;
when the hungry craveth food,
and the poor a friend;
when the widow weeps to thee,
sad and lone and low;
when the orphan brings to thee
all his orphan woe: [Refrain]

3 When the worldling, sick at heart,
lifts his soul above;
when the prodigal looks back
to his Father's love;
when the proud man, in his pride,
stoops to seek thy face;
when the burdened brings his guilt
to thy throne of grace: [Refrain]

Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #632

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the weary, seeking rest
Title: When the Weary, Seeking Rest
Author: Horatius Bonar (1866)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hear then in love, O Lord, the cry
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #7341
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Small Church Music #2855
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