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Thursday’s Thoughtful Lyrics

April 19, 2007
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.

This is my new favorite hymn. I had never heard this hymn before our family joined Morningview, and I believe more churches should invest in singing hymns of this caliber. The lyrics are wonderful, and I love the melody. I downloaded the song as it was sung by Alisa Dishong from itunes , but I most enjoy hearing it when my daughter is sweetly singing it.

I really appreciate songs that have something worthwhile and edifying to say.
One Comment leave one →
  1. tara permalink
    April 19, 2007 1:35 pm

    I think we have Ben to blame for Morningview’s singing of the song. He learned it while we were in college and many of my first (“just friends”) memories with him include our gathering around a piano and singing that song. We had it played/sang in the prelude at our wedding. Ben plays it beautifully. If we had “a song” like couples often do, I think that’d be the one.
    However, my FAVORITE hymn is “Before the Throne of God Above.” Do we sing it at Morningview? I’m not remembering.

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