Scripture Verse

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


John Newton (1725–1807)

Words: John New­ton, Ol­ney Hymns (Lon­don: W. Ol­iv­er, 1779), Book 3, num­ber 98.

Music: Camp Sa­ki­ma Jo­shua Gill, 1891 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


We seek a rest be­yond the skies,
In ev­er­last­ing day;
Through floods and flames the pas­sage lies,
But Je­sus guards the way:
The swell­ing flood, and rag­ing flame,
Hear and obey His word;
Then let us tri­umph in His name,
Our Sav­ior is the Lord.