There is a place of quiet rest

There is a place of quiet rest,
  Near to the heart of God,
A place where sin cannot molest,
  Near to the heart of God.
  O Jesus, blest Redeemer,
  Sent from the heart of God,
Hold us, who wait before Thee,
    Near to the heart of God.
There is a place of comfort sweet,
  Near to the heart of God,
A place where we our Savior meet,
  Near to the heart of God.
There is a place of full release,
  Near to the heart of God,
A place where all is joy and peace,
  Near to the heart of God.

Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

One of my favorite hymns...

I sang this hymn in church, brings fond memories during the W2 (also rather sad). God bless our wonderful country of Canada.

Mr. Partho John

Dhaka, Bangladesh, Bangladesh

I like this song cause it helps me to get taste of Holy Spirit and God.

Noel Arkwright

Penrith, United Kingdom

This is a fantastic resource. Thanks for your hard work. May The Lord richly bless you in this ministry. I need a box of tissues to listen to many of my old favourite hymns, sadly ignored today.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Cleland McAfee, a Presbyterian minister in Chicago, had just received word that his brother and sister-in-law had lost both of their daughters to diphtheria within 24 hrs. Grief-stricken, McAfee couldn't think of deep theological issues; he could only think of verses in the book of Psalms that brought comfort and rest to those who sought refuge in the Lord. As he meditated on God's Word, he wrote the words and music to this simple hymn.

At the double funeral, outside the darkened quarantined house of his brother, Cleland McAfee with a choking voice sang this hymn publicly for the 1st time. The following Sunday, his church choir sang it from their pastor's handwritten copy. - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton

Betty Jane Bonn

Dunlap, Illinois, United States

I'd like to take this opportunity to request that you consider posting the beloved hymn, "Be Still My Soul," on your website. It has calmed my fears and has deeply ministered to my soul over and over again. Thank you for your consideration.

Betty Jane Bonn

Dunlap, Illinois, United States

On June 30 I posted about our son (50 years old), that he get a job after 3 1/2 years without a job. He is a Christian and an excellent computer programmer, but downsizing and a thing called "unemployment discrimination" worked against him. During that time he lost his condo and all contents; he became homeless and lived in his car. He didn't get the job for which we prayed on June 30, but on July 24, 2012, he started a new job and was able to move into a motel. he immediately instituted a program of debt reduction and declared a year of austerity. In November he moved into a new condo. I thank the Lord that he saw us through this heart wrenching time. We remained near to the heart of God in our prayers for our son and lifted him up every day before the throne of God. All praise to our Heavenly Father forever! Our thanks to all of you who prayed for our son! We're so thankful for this fellowship of believers all over the world! Please agree with us that all the emotional wounds our son incurred during this time of joblessness and homelessness be healed out of memory. Thank you and God bless you all.

Hazel Cornes

Bridgend, Mid Glam

Thrilled to find this hymn. I sometimes paint pictures and offer them to a friend with a meaningful quote. We all need a quiet place from time to time. This was not only nostalgic but a real blessing to read again and sing to the music. The other comments were also a blessing. Thank you for the idea, and the Holy Spirit's binding in fellowship.

Betty Bonn

Dunlap, Illinois, United States

Today (Saturday), and tomorrow, I am particulrly abiding in this song, "Near to the Heart of God" and in this Scripture: John 15:7 (KJV)

7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

We are believing for the news Monday to be that my son (50 years old) has a job after 3 1/2 years without a job. He is an excellent computer programmer, but downsizing and a thing called "unemployment discrimination" have worked against him for some time now. Please agree with us in prayer that he receives this job. God bless you all--our hearts all need His heart in order to live--near to the heart of God.

Genevieve D'Unienville

Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Thank you for this song, as the Lord reminded me of His words of comfort from a long time ago, I am so glad to be reminded again of that precious and priceless place of rest near His Father's heart.


Idyllwild, CA, United States

This song encourages me to long for the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. There really is a place called "Silence" and that place is in the presence of God. This song brings all the memories of that special place I have been before.