Saturday Song: Jesus, I Am Resting

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.

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 ev’ry need,

Compasseth me round with blessings:

Thine is love indeed!

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.

Jesus, I am resting, resting

In the joy of what Thou art;

I am finding out the greatness

Of Thy loving heart.

Words by Jean Sophia Pigott (1845-1882)

Here is a link to the song (with an added verse, included below).

Oh how great Thy loving kindness,

Vaster, broader than the sea,

Oh how marvelous Thy goodness,

Lavished all on me!

Yes, I rest in Thee beloved,

Know what wealth of grace is Thine,

Know Thy certainty of promise,

And have made it mine.

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