Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Benjamin C. Lippincott, Jr.
1865–1925

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Pen­te­cost­al Prais­es, by Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1898), page 203.

Music: Ben­ja­min C. Lip­pin­cott, Jr. (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Lip­pin­cott (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Lyrics

O blessèd rest in Jesus!
There’s no other half so sweet
As the peace He freely gives me
When I tarry at His feet.
There I tell the sins that grieve me,
And His tones like dewdrops fall;
Fear ye not, for I’ve redeemed thee,
There is cleansing for them all.

Refrain

O blessèd, blessèd rest!
Leaning on His loving breast,
When I’m heart to heart with Jesus,
What a blessèd, blessèd rest!

O blessèd rest in Jesus!
Let me linger at His side
While I tell Him all my sorrows,
And my joys to Him confide.
He will never, never weary,
For He waits to answer prayer
And He whispers that He loves me,
That He careth for my care.

Refrain

O blessèd rest in Jesus!
How it cheers me, day by day!
For He strengthens me for duty,
And for service, by the way.
And He tells me of the city
Where they need no star, no sun;
There He’ll give me joyful welcome,
When my earthly work is done.

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