Jesus, I am Resting, Resting   5 comments

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Jesus, I am Resting, Resting 

Jean Sophia Pigott
1845-1882

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Jesus, I am resting, resting,
In the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart.
Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee,
And Thy beauty fills my soul,
For by Thy transforming power,
Thou hast made me whole.

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Refrain:

Jesus, I am resting, resting,
In the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart.

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O, how great Thy loving kindness,
Vaster, broader than the sea!
O, how marvelous Thy goodness,
Lavished all on me!
Yes, I rest in Thee, Belovèd,
Know what wealth of grace is Thine,
Know Thy certainty of promise,
And have made it mine.

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Refrain

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Simply trusting Thee, Lord Jesus,
I behold Thee as Thou art,
And Thy love, so pure, so changeless,
Satisfies my heart;
Satisfies its deepest longings,
Meets, supplies its every need,
Compasseth me round with blessings:
Thine is love indeed!

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Refrain

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Ever lift Thy face upon me
As I work and wait for Thee;
Resting ‘neath Thy smile, Lord Jesus,
Earth’s dark shadows flee.
Brightness of my Father’s glory,
Sunshine of my Father’s face,
Keep me ever trusting, resting,
Fill me with Thy grace.

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Refrain

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Posted July 29, 2007 by Lana G! in Hymns, Lyrics, Music, Sunday, Worship

5 responses to “Jesus, I am Resting, Resting

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  1. Lovely, trusting and waiting.
    Are those hydrangeas in your backyard?
    Beautiful.

  2. Don’t know this song, would love to hear it, beautiful words.

  3. This is one of my favorite hymns.

  4. I am young, but I find myself going back to hymns because of the theological richness of the lyrice. I recently learned of Matthew Smith. Jesus I am resting is on his latest CD.

    Here’s an excerpt from his website
    “Matthew Smith is an East Nashville singer-songwriter who writes brand new music to centuries-old hymn texts. The reimagined hymns have found wide acceptance both among college students and the church at large, joining people who desire to honor tradition with those who want a modern musical approach. His latest album, All I Owe , focuses on how Jesus sets people free from the burden of both God’s law and self-imposed laws, by crediting his perfect life and death to those who trust in him.”

  5. Another beautiful rendition of this song is by The Martins (Joyce, Jonathan & Judy). I believe it on the Glorify, Edify, Testify cd.

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