Scripture Verse

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


Jairus M. Stillman (1834–1917)

Words: Cla­ra L. Still­man, in Songs for Young Peo­ple, by Ed­win O. Ex­cell (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Curts & Jen­nings, 1897), num­ber 14.

Music: Jai­rus M. Still­man (🔊 pdf nwc).

Clara L. Stillman (1869–1944)


When the cares of earth are press­ing,
Not a star of hope in view,
There are heal­ing streams re­fresh­ing,
In a Sav­ior’s love for you.


Rest for you, rest for you,
There is sweet rest for you;
In the heal­ing streams re­fresh­ing,
There is rest, sweet rest for you.

There are stores of hid­den trea­sure,
Priceless far be­yond com­pare,
Precious gems you cannot mea­sure;
Joy and peace and rest are there.


There’s a ha­ven for the wea­ry,
Saddened hearts may there find rest,
Cheerful when the day is drea­ry,
Pillowed on the Sav­ior’s breast.


There’s a home and rest for­ev­er,
When the cares of earth are done,
Where the heart is wea­ry ne­ver,
There is rest for ev­ery­one.