Scripture Verse

There remaineth…a rest to the people of God. Hebrews 4:9


Benjamin C. Lippincott, Jr. (1865–1925)

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Pen­te­cost­al Prais­es, by Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1898), page 203.

Music: Ben­ja­min C. Lip­pin­cott, Jr. (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Lip­pin­cott (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Eliza E. Hewitt (1851–1920)


O bless­èd rest in Je­sus!
There’s no oth­er half so sweet
As the peace He free­ly gives me
When I tar­ry at His feet.
There I tell the sins that grieve me,
And His tones like dew­drops fall;
Fear ye not, for I’ve re­deemed thee,
There is cleans­ing for them all.


O bless­èd, bless­èd rest!
Leaning on His lov­ing breast,
When I’m heart to heart with Je­sus,
What a bless­èd, bless­èd rest!

O bless­èd rest in Je­sus!
Let me lin­ger at His side
While I tell Him all my sor­rows,
And my joys to Him con­fide.
He will ne­ver, ne­ver wea­ry,
For He waits to an­swer pray­er
And He whis­pers that He loves me,
That He car­eth for my care.


O bless­èd rest in Je­sus!
How it cheers me, day by day!
For He strength­ens me for du­ty,
And for ser­vice, by the way.
And He tells me of the ci­ty
Where they need no star, no sun;
There He’ll give me joy­ful wel­come,
When my earth­ly work is done.