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.

Carlisle, PA, United States

Woke up with this song in my spirit, could not remember the words. Thank you for being there to bring all the words back to mind! So rich and pure, so marvelous that there is a place in Christ to be near to the heart of God. To know that He will take us there and we can remain in that place and will find rest and security is glorious!


Bulawayo, South Africa

The only place to be. Near to heart of God.

Derek Browell

Tyneside, United Kingdom

In lockdown... I ring up an old friend (who , pre corona I used to take out each week) We talked . He sang me this song. I looked it up here... next the two homes were singing this (to us) new hymn over the phone to each other (Regulations for corona stop us singing in church. ( .. in fact we don’t meet there, only on zoom) This song has brought peace in troubled times to two households today...

Adekanmi Godwin Asegun

Lagos, Nigeria

A song so deep and inspiring. Oh, how my soul thirst to rest near the heart of God.

Joyce A Chapman

Buffalo, NY, United States

I've been singing this song since I was a child and at 71 it continues to bring me great comfort whenever I need it. So nice to read all the other comments about it.


London, Surrey, United Kingdom

Jesus comes from the bosom of the Father to bring us home to the bosom of the Father...


Lagos, Nigeria

What a peaceful place "where sin cannot molest"

Donald Kinnie

White Rock, B.C., Canada

I am starting on a journey to learn to be in solitude and silence with God. This beautiful song has been in my mind since I recently made that decision. His kindness and mercy are so great to me!

Sharon McConnell

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

This brings quietness to my soul.

Hetherington Tshuma

Bedford, Bedfordshire

Love this song. I don't know how many times I've played. For I know that my God is real and He will come and take me home. Lord im waiting for that day where everything alive will bow down. Thank You Lord for what I have and even for what I don't have. Glory be Your Name.