Scripture Verse

We who have believed enter that rest. Hebrews 4:3

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Songs of Joy and Glad­ness, No. 2 (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Mc­Don­ald, Gill & Com­pa­ny, 1890). Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Li­die H. Ed­munds, Hew­itt’s pseu­do­nym.

Music: Lan­dås An­dré E. M. Gré­try (1741–1813). Ar­ranged by Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (1838–1921) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick
1838–1921

Lyrics

My faith has found a resting place,
Not in device or creed;
I trust the ever living One,
His wounds for me shall plead.

Refrain

I need no other argument,
I need no other plea,
It is enough that Je­sus died,
And that He died for me.

Enough for me that Je­sus saves,
This ends my fear and doubt;
A sinful soul I come to Him,
He’ll ne­ver cast me out.

Refrain

My heart is leaning on the Word,
The living Word of God,
Salvation by my Sav­ior’s name,
Salvation through His blood.

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My great physician heals the sick,
The lost He came to save;
For me His precious blood He shed,
For me His life He gave.

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