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

Mrs. J. P. R. Per­ry, in On Joy­ful Wing, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1886), num­ber 49.

Lei­ces­ter­shire John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

When the clouds were dark above me,
And I heard the billows roll,
How the loving voice of Jesus
Whispered comfort to my soul!

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Onward, then, I’ll move in triumph,
Till I reach the other shore,
There to gather with the faithful
When the storms of life are o’er.

When the fiercest storms were raging,
And I found no earthly rest,
Then my weary head He pillowed
On His kind and faithful breast.

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Let me hear Thy voice, my Savior,
While I tread the vale of life;
Let me hear its tones, so gentle,
’Mid the conflict and the strife.

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Let my spirit gladly follow
Where Thou leadest day by day;
When Thou callest, blessèd Savior,
Let me never answer, Nay.

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