Scripture Verse

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. Psalm 37:7

Introduction

Words: Will­iam H. Bell­a­my (1800–1866).

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick, Leaf­let Gems (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: F. A. North, 1875) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
William J. Kirkpatrick
(1838–1921)

Lyrics

O troubled heart, there is a home
Beyond the reach of toil and care;
A home where changes never come:
Who would not fain be resting there?

Refrain

O wait, meekly wait, and murmur not,
O wait, meekly wait, and murmur not
O wait, O wait,
O wait, and murmur not.

Yet when bowed down beneath the load
By Heav’n allowed, thine earthly lot;
Look up! thou’lt reach that blest abode;
Wait, meekly wait, and murmur not.

Refrain

Toil on, nor deem, tho’ sore it be,
One sigh unheard, one prayer forgot;
The day of rest will dawn for thee;
Wait, meekly wait, and murmur not.

Refrain