Scripture Verse

His rest shall be glorious. Isaiah 11:10

Introduction

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William A. Ogden
(1841–1897)

Words: J. J. Max­field, in Notes of Vic­to­ry, ed­it­ed by Will­iam Og­den & Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Flem­ing H. Re­vell, 1885), num­ber 18.

Music: South Bend Will­iam A. Og­den, 1885 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Clearwater, Frank­lin D. Barnes, in The Gold­en Sheaf (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ad­vent Chris­tian Pub­li­ca­tion So­ci­ety, 1902), num­ber 53 (🔊 pdf nwc)

If you know Max­field’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

My soul has found abiding rest,
Where living fountains flow;
Where vales are in their verdure dressed,
And Sharon’s roses blow.
’Tis but a step to Sychar’s well,
Where Jesus speaks to me;
And oft by faith I seem to dwell
With Him in Galilee.

All girded for the victor’s race,
I run to win the prize
That Jesus offers by His grace
To faith’s aspiring eyes.
I trust Him still when fortunes frown,
His service is so sweet,
I lay my heavy burden down
At my Redeemer’s feet.

I see the shining way He went
To do His Father’s will;
And follow on in sweet content,
So glad He loves me still.
And if I may but serve Him here
In my own humble way
I know that I shall have no fear,
In that eternal day.