Wednesday, March 19

Resting

 Jesus! I am resting, resting
In the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
  Of Thy loving heart.




Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee,
And Thy beauty fills my soul,
For, by Thy transforming power,
  Thou hast made me whole.



Oh, how great Thy loving kindness,
Vaster, broader than the sea:
Oh, how marvelous Thy goodness,
  Lavished all on me!


Yes, I rest in Thee, Beloved,
Know what wealth of grace is Thine,
Know Thy certainty of promise,
  And have made it mine.


Simply trusting Thee, Lord Jesus,
I behold Thee as Thou art,
And Thy love, so pure, so changeless,
  Satisfies my heart,


Satisfies its deepest longings,
Meets, supplies its every need,
Compasseth me round with blessings,
  Thine is love indeed.



Ever lift Thy face upon me,
As I work and wait for Thee;
Resting ’neath Thy smile, Lord Jesus,
  Earth’s dark shadows flee.



 Brightness of my Father’s glory,
Sunshine of my Father’s face,
Keep me ever trusting, resting,

  Fill me with Thy grace.


Jesus! I am resting, resting
In the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
    Of Thy loving heart.


Jean Sophia Pigott (1845-1882)

3 comments:

  1. I sang this lovely hymn while looking at your peaceful photos, and my heart was blessed! I had my first MRI today, and felt very claustrophobic in that machine at first, but spent the 25 minutes quoting favorite Scriptures and "singing" beloved hymns in my mind, and was calmed by the Spirit.

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    1. Many of the hymns really speak to the soul. Praying for you health.

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  2. Thank you for your prayers, Sharon! You are a blessing!

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