Scripture Verse

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


Words: C. F. O., in Praise Hymns and Full Sal­va­tion Songs, ed­it­ed by Jo­nas Trum­bau­er (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1898), num­ber 117.

Music: Me­lo­dy by Jo­nas Trum­bau­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the au­thor’s name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Trum­bau­er,


For the people of God a rest doth remain,
Press on, precious souls, till this rest you obtain;
’Tis the rest Je­sus promised, so happy and blest,
The joy of His presence, a perfect sweet rest.


O sweet rest, O sweet rest,
’Tis the rest of the soul so happy and blest;
By faith in His promise I lean on His breast;
My soul from its labor has found its sweet rest.

O how long I’d been praying to find this sweet rest,
To cease from my labor, and lean on His breast;
I am weary, dear Je­sus, how soon may it be?
Low down in the valley I’m waiting for Thee.


Oh, at last I have found it, this blessèd, sweet rest,
’Tis Christ in His fullness, the Blesser possessed;
And no more weary waiting for Je­sus to come,
For Christ dwelleth in me, my heart is His home.


Now the Sav­ior is waiting, O what will you give?
And what will you suffer, this rest to receive?
Will you give up for­ev­er, count all things but loss,
To gain this great treasure, and die at the cross?