When the Weary, Seeking Rest

When the weary, seeking rest, to Thy goodness flee

Author: Horatius Bonar (1866)
Tune: INTERCESSION (Callcott)
Published in 131 hymnals

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1 When the weary, seeking rest,
to thy goodness flee;
when the heavy-laden cast
all their load on thee;
when the troubled, seeking peace,
on thy name shall call;
when the sinner, seeking life,
at thy feet shall fall:

Refrain:
hear then in love, O Lord, the cry
in heav'n, thy dwelling place on high.

2 When the stranger asks a home,
all his toils to end;
when the hungry craveth food,
and the poor a friend;
when the widow weeps to thee,
sad and lone and low;
when the orphan brings to thee
all his orphan woe: [Refrain]

3 When the worldling, sick at heart,
lifts his soul above;
when the prodigal looks back
to his Father's love;
when the proud man, in his pride,
stoops to seek thy face;
when the burdened brings his guilt
to thy throne of grace: [Refrain]


Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #632

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: When the weary, seeking rest, to Thy goodness flee
Title: When the Weary, Seeking Rest
Author: Horatius Bonar (1866)
Meter: 7.5.7.5.7.5.7.5.8.8
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hear then in love, O Lord, the cry
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Hymns #d75

Book of Common Praise #d646

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Celestial Songs #23

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Christian Song #324

Christian Worship and Praise #d483

Church Hymnal, Third Edition #466

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Church Hymns and Tunes #469a

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Church Hymns and Tunes #469b

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Church Hymns #599

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Common Praise #293

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Gloria Deo #329

Harmony in Praise #d250

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #611

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #621

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #621

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #151

Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada with Accompanying Tunes #d328

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Hymns for Missions with Tunes (Words only) #19

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Hymns for the Church #154

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Hymns for the Living Age #221

Hymns of the Christian Life #d482

Hymns of the Christian Life #d477

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Hymns of the Christian Life #229

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Hymns of the Christian Life. No. 3 #171

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Hymns of the Church #471

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Hymns of the Kingdom of God #218

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Hymns of the Kingdom of God #218

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Hymns of the Kingdom of God #271

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Hymns of the Living Church #263

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Hymns of the United Church #413

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Hymns of the United Church #413

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Hymns of Worship and Service #224

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Hymns of Worship and Service (15th ed.) #224

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Hymns of Worship and Service (Chapel Ed., 4th ed.) #154

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Hymns of Worship and Service #224

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Hymns of Worship and Service #154

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Hymns of Worship and Service. (Chapel ed.) #154

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In Excelsis for School and Chapel #175

In Excelsis for School and Chapel. l7th ed. #d290

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In Excelsis #493a

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In Excelsis #493b

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In Excelsis #a493a

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In Excelsis #a493b

Inter-Church Hymnal #d417

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Laudes Domini #114

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Laudes Domini #8

Life Songs No. 2 #d312

Melodies of Grace and Truth #28

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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #448

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Northfield Hymnal No. 2 #260

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Northfield Hymnal #10

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #1505

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Pilgrim Songs (Number Two) #14

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Select Songs No. 2 #198

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Songs for the Chapel #132

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Songs of Pilgrimage #752

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Songs of the Christian Centuries #85

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Songs of the Christian Life #244

Sunday School Songs. 3rd ed. #d139

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Sunday-School Songs #36

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Sursum Corda #522a

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Sursum Corda #522b

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The Academic Hymnal #157

The American Hymnal #d668

The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #d415

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The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #251

The Best Loved Hymns and Prayers of the American People #132

The Book of Common Praise #d667

The Book of Praise #236

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The Calvary Hymnal #220

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The Catholic Hymnal #209

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The Chapel Hymnal with Tunes #124

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The Choral Hymnal #163

The Christian Hymnist #d593

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The Church and Home Hymnal #159

The Church Hymnal #d488

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The Church Hymnal #609a

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The Church Hymnal #609b

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The Church Hymnal #609a

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The Church Hymnal #609b

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The Church Hymnary #393a

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The Church Hymnary #393b

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The Church Hymnary #839

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The Cyber Hymnal #7341

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The Endeavor Hymnal #66

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The Evangelical Hymnal #186

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The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #336

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The Evangelical Hymnal. Text edition #186

The Friends' Hymnal #d690

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The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #a329

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The Golden Hymn Book #106

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The Greatest Hymns #195

The Hill School Hymnal and Service Book #d287

The Home and School Hymnal #325

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The Hymnal #576

The Hymnal for Schools #d206

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The Hymnal for Schools #134

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The Hymnal of Praise #227

The Hymnal #231

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