Scripture Verse

Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Matthew 11:29


John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Words: Ed­ward Per­ro­net, Oc­ca­sion­al Vers­es, Mo­ral and Sac­red (Lon­don: J. Buck­land & T. Scoll­ick, 1785), pag­es 25–26. The Mas­ter’s Yoke—The Scho­lar’s Les­son.

Music: Vox Di­lec­ti John B. Dykes, 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Edward Perronet (1726–1792)


O grant me, Lord, that sweet content,
That sweetens every state;
Which no internal fears can rent,
Nor outward foes abate.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace—
Thy word the truth hath said—
Who, clothed with Thy great right­eous­ness,
Thy arm his strength has made.

Grant me then, Lord, a contrite heart,
A meek and quiet breast;
Thy own unspotted mind impart,
Thy own unshaken rest.
That rest for humble souls prepared,
The bosom of Thy love;
Where patience finds her full reward,
When perfected above.

Give me then grace this rest to seek,
And, as I seek, to find;
My heart all pure, my soul all meek,
The copy of Thy mind.
So shall I know Thy utmost power,
Thy utmost glo­ry prove;
And in eternity adore
The matchless gift of love!