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).

If you know Riggs’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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.

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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.

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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.

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