Scripture Verse

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


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).

William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)


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


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.


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


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.