Scripture Verse

The Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve. Isaiah 14:3

Introduction

Words & Music: L. S. Riggs, in Songs of Vic­to­ry, ed­it­ed by Jo­seph C. Fish­er (Grand Junc­tion, Mi­chi­gan: 1885), num­ber 29 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

In Jesus I’ve found a sweet rest,
From sorrow, from toil, and from care;
In Him I am happy and blest,
For He all my burdens doth bear.

Refrain

Oh, how happy am I,
With my Savior so nigh;
I have found sweet rest
On Jesus’ dear breast.

I came to the Lord for release,
When burdened with guilt and with sin;
He cleansed me and gave me His peace,
The Spirit to witness within.

Refrain

Though many the troubles I meet—
He’ll keep me and help me along;
I’ll sit at His glorified feet,
For He is my joy and my song.

Refrain

All glory and praise to Thy name;
For what Thou didst suffer for me;
For saving my soul when I came
And gave myself up unto Thee.

Refrain