Jesus! I am resting, resting

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Gayll

San Jose, CA, United States

Looked this up to learn it by heart. This was a favorite hymn of Hudson Taylor (the great missionary to inland China) as he absolutely needed to rest in Jesus in the face of insurmountable challenges. More than anything, I am encouraged by the comments here, this morning-----just proof that the Lord is calling to mind "psalms, hymns and spiritual songs" to keep us all going/trusting Him in these dark days. He lives!


Nate Mirza

Colorado Springs, CO, United States

Seeing Jesus in Hebrews 1 as the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, I was reminded of this hymn and delighted in two lines of the last verse - "Brightness of my Father’s glory,

Sunshine of my Father’s face,"


Dorothy Talbert

Delray Beach, FL, United States

This wonderful song I sing over and over to myself as life falls apart around me. It used to scare me, but now as I "rest in Jesus", He assures me He is really all I ever need. Praise His wonderful name!


Livi

Florida, United States

What a hymn this is! It has now become my favorite hymn.


Debbie Price

Duncan, South Carolina, United States

Out of nowhere this song came to mind this morning as I was opening God's Word resulting in spontaneous praise. But I couldn't remember the rest! So here you are and here I am! Grateful!


Gill

Warrington

What lovely words. Old hymn, thrills my soul.


Liza

Moscow, Russia

I love this hymn! Even put it on my homescreen to learn by heart.


Jewel La Belle

Centerville, MA, United States

I love verse 3. How comforting that is, how He satisfies our heart and deepest longings…and supplies our every need! How applicable that is to me now...


Ernest Thomas

Wichita, KS, United States

How dear the Savior! How joyously satisfying is Christ the Lord!


Elaine Scott

Wellington, New Zealand

We used to sing this when I was a child. I am now 80. Was led to sing it today, forget some of the words and PTL found them here:-)