Jesus, I Am Resting, Resting

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1 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,
as thy beauty fills my soul,
for by thy transforming power,
thou hast made me whole.

Jesus, I am resting, resting,
in the joy of what thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
of thy loving heart.

2 O how great thy lovingkindness,
vaster, broader than the sea!
O 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. [Refrain]

3 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. [Refrain]

4 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. [Refrain]

Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #479

Author: Jean Sophia Pigott

Jean Sophia Pigott United Kingdom 1845-1882. Born at Leixlip, Ireland, she was a poet and hymn lyricist. She wrote “A royal service and other poems” (1877). She was a sister to William Frederick Pigott ,a missionary to China, He was murdered in the 1901 Boxer Rebellion, along with 76 other missionaries working with missionary, Hudson Taylor, but in other parts of China.. Taylor was overcome with grief to hear of the massacre, and took much comfort in Pigott’s hymn. She died at Leixlip, Ireland. John Perry Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, I am resting, resting
Title: Jesus, I Am Resting, Resting
Author: Jean Sophia Pigott (1876)
Meter: D with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus, I am resting, resting
Copyright: Public Domain



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