Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

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.