My faith has found a resting place

My faith has found a resting place,
  Not in device nor creed;
I trust the Ever-living One,
  His wounds for me shall plead.
  I need no other argument,
  I need no other plea;
It is enough that Jesus died,
    And that He died for me.
Enough for me that Jesus saves,
  This ends my fear and doubt;
A sinful soul I come to Him,
  He’ll never cast me out.
My heart is leaning on the Word,
  The written Word of God,
Salvation by my Savior’s name,
  Salvation through His blood.
My great Physician heals the sick,
  The lost He came to save;
For me His precious blood He shed,
  For me His life He gave.

Dallas, TX, United States

In response to Dan from Anaheim, CA, posted on December 16, 2018:

Dan, device here means that our faith has found a resting place that is not necessarily on any kind of device (could be literal like any kind of resting or sleeping device on which one can take a nap; could also be seen in the context of strategy or tact like when The Bible says do not be ignorant of the devices of the devil). So, the author is basically saying that he has found his resting place in Christ The Ever-living One, not on things that eyes can see or money can buy, not on ideas, not on certain ways of doing things, not on any doctrine or laws or rules, but basically ON CHRIST. And that he is certain the wounds CHRIST had sustained on The Cross would always plead on our behalf before The Throne of The FATHER — GRACE!!! Oh thank You JESUS for Your sacrifice!!!

@Dan, I hope that helped a little.


Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

It is indeed enough that Jesus died. His death ends my fear. His word gives me strength. I need no other plea and there is no more argument. It is not contestible it is finished, it is done and settled. Praise my mighty King.


Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

TrulyI need no other argument nor plea for me, sufficient is the blood and death of my Saviour on the cross and tge assurance of His love for me. Thank You Lord for Your mercies and faithfulness. Glory be to Your name.

Mia Kulpe

Monrovia, MD, United States

@Dan, Anaheim

Device means some type of program or scheme, like following a check list. Our faith isn't founded on following a denomination or a particular way of doing things. We aren't secure because we have daily devotions, or pray a certain way or a certain number of times, or (fill in the blank. ) We are secure because Jesus died and His death was sufficient for each of us.

Alonge Emmanuel Bayode

Yenegoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria

At my lowest ebb, especially when the enemy comes to attack me with the danger of my past errors, this hymn lifts my spirit.

I bless God for the inspiration.

Judith Godwin

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

The gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is not a rhetoric scheme devised to evoke emotional responses in people. IT'S THE TRUTH THE WAY AND LIFE. It's not a device.


Anaheim, CA, United States

Can someone explain to me what "device" means in this hymn?


Dashe Selya

Jos, P/state, Nigeria

Yes, the only way, the Truth and light, no one comes to the Father only through Him.


Lagos, Ifako, Nigeria

This hymn has blessed and encouraged me.

Mary Peter

Eket, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

Yes, my soul has found a resting place in Christ, The Ever-living one, The Invisible but in reality!