Jesus! I am resting, resting

Jesus! I am resting, resting
In the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
  Of Thy loving heart.
Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee,
And Thy beauty fills my soul,
For, by Thy transforming power,
  Thou hast made me whole.
  Jesus! I am resting, resting
In the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
    Of Thy loving heart.
Oh, how great Thy loving kindness,
Vaster, broader than the sea:
Oh, how marvelous Thy goodness,
  Lavished all on me!
Yes, I rest in Thee, Beloved,
Know what wealth of grace is Thine,
Know Thy certainty of promise,
  And have made it mine.
Simply trusting Thee, Lord Jesus,
I behold Thee as Thou art,
And Thy love, so pure, so changeless,
  Satisfies my heart,
Satisfies its deepest longings,
Meets, supplies its every need,
Compasseth me round with blessings,
  Thine is love indeed.
Ever lift Thy face upon me,
As I work and wait for Thee;
Resting ’neath Thy smile, Lord Jesus,
  Earth’s dark shadows flee.
Brightness of my Father’s glory,
Sunshine of my Father’s face,
Keep me ever trusting, resting,
  Fill me with Thy grace.
Frank Alcamo

Oceanside, New York, United States

Jesus bring us into that place of perfect trust and perfect rest. Help us to enter into Your rest and always know that peace of that perfect trust.

Bradley Wasson

Lexington, SC, United States

This warms my heart and soul! Such a wonderful hymn of praise, worship, and fellowship with our beloved Lord Jesus Christ. Thanks for sharing!


Victoria, BC, Canada

As I read these lines this morning in my daily rotation of lyrics, I was amazed at their depth and relevance. I was familiar with these words for fifty years, but until now had taken them for granted..


Allentown, PA, United States

Nearly five years ago, while teaching at a Christian school, I received an email from my older son, telling me he did not want to have anything to do with me. That day, minutes after receiving that devastating email, this song started running through my head. I believe God put it there. This has been a rough five years for my broken heart, but I can honestly say "I am finding out the greatness of Thy loving heart."


Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United Kingdom

Reading a biography of Hudson Taylor reminded us of this beautiful hymn with timeless words. Thank You, Lord Jesus, it is all true! Help us to rest in You.

Sunil Mathew

Bengaluru, India

Sweet soothing hymn — both lyrics and tune. Lord Jesus, teach us to rest in Thee.

Derek Purchase

CornerBrook, NL, Canada

This too is my favourite hymn. To rest in the finished work of Christ, joy and peace in believing.

Nan Murray

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

This hymn was running through my head this morning. I imagine the Lord is telling me to rest in Him.

What a beautiful Jesus we have!


Many blessings

Coleen Treagust

Emsworth, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Oh what joy to find this hymn. For three days it has been on my mind I wanted to sing it in my quiet time, it was not in my hymn book. I thought it was called I am trusting instead of I am resting. Beautiful words.Praise Father God.


Perth, WA, Australia

Resting and waiting in and for the Lord. This hymn helps me keep that attitude of mind that brings me His peace amidst the turmoil of life.