My heart is resting, O my God

My heart is resting, O my God,
  I will give thanks and sing;
My heart is at the secret source
  Of every precious thing.
  Oh, peace of God that passeth thought,
  I daily, hourly sing;
My heart is at the secret source
    Of every precious thing.
Now this frail vessel Thou hast made,
  No hand but Thine shall fill;
The waters of the earth have failed,
  And I am thirsty still.
I thirst for springs of heavenly life,
  And here all day they rise;
I seek the treasure of Thy love,
  And close at hand it lies.
A glad, new song is in my mouth,
  To long-loved music set,
A song of praise for all the grace
  I have not tasted yet.
I have a heritage of joy
  That yet I must not see;
The hand that bled to make it mine
  Is keeping it for me.
There is a certainty of love
  That sets my heart at rest;
A calm assurance for today
  That to be poor is best.
A prayer reposing on His truth,
  Who hath made all things mine;
That draws my captive will to Him,
  And makes it one with Thine.
Ana Lara

United States

Anna Laetitia Waring was born in 1820 at Neath, Glamorganshire, South Wales, where she spent her whole life. She was the daughter of Elijah Waring and the niece of Samuel Miller Waring who also was a hymn writer. She was a shy and sensitive author. Her hymns contain what is in her heart but of her life and education there is little known. Anna apparently suffered greatly in her life as she expresses this thought in a hymn :

“Who could suffer pain like mine to be consoled like me? ”

Her hymns were first introduced into America by a minister named F. D. Huntington in 1863.

Early in her life, she was brought up among the Quakers but later she was by choice an Anglican and identified herself with the Church of England. Anna wrote hymns when she was an adolescent and completed 39 of them by 1863.

Ms. Anna Waring studied Hebrew in order to read the Old Testament in its original form. Her merry and gentle spirit motivated her to work for the “Discharged Prisoners’ Aid Society”.

She lived to be ninety years old and was a blessing to all who knew her. Her poems and hymns were well loved by many. She went to be with the Lord in 1910.

Hymnal. net contains another one of her hymns. It is not numbered but one can type the first line or her name to search it.

“Father I know that all my life is portioned out for me.

And the changes that are sure to come I do not fear to see.

But I ask Thee for a present mind intent on pleasing Thee. ”

It is in the category of new hymns (that have been recently added).

Toyin Diyan

London, UK

Thank you Lord Jesus for your love!

We love you and praise you.

Do keep our heart at the secret source of every precious thing. Amen.