Scripture Verse

I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28


J. Stuart Holden (1874–1934)

Words: J. Stu­art Hol­den, in Al­ex­an­der’s Gos­pel Songs No. 2‎, ed­it­ed by Charles M. Al­ex­an­der (New York: Flem­ing H. Re­vell, 1910), num­ber 104.

Music: Ro­bert Hark­ness (🔊 pdf nwc).

Robert Harkness (1880–1961)


Somebody’s here with an ach­ing heart,
No rest and no peace with­in;
Somebody’s here, and the tear­drops start,
As God con­victs of sin.


Jesus will give you rest,
Jesus will give you rest;
Turn from your sin, call now on Him,
For Je­sus will give you rest.

Somebody’s here with a bur­dened soul,
A heart that’s in­clined to pray;
Seeking for cleans­ing, for peace and pow­er,
To you doth the Spir­it say:


Somebody’s here whom the Lord doth seek,
That some­bo­dy may be you;
Come as you are, and make no de­lay,
And prove ev­ery pro­mise true.


Somebody’s wait­ing to hear the news,
The glo­ri­ous Gos­pel sound;
Jesus has died to save all from sin;
Go tell it all around!