Time to relax, rest, and be refreshed. I could share more about issues, concerns, and on being strangers in this world—but I don’t want to stray from the primary purpose of this blog, to minister Grace to the hearers! The following is a beautiful hymn recorded in A.W. Tozer’s book, The Christian Book of Mystical Verse, and speaks for itself:
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.
Hear I gaze and gaze upon Thee, as Thy beauty fills my soul,
For by Thy transforming power, Thou hast made me whole.
O how great Thy loving kindness, vaster broader than the sea;
O how marvellous 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 longing, meets, supplies my 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,
Let Thy glory e’er shine on me, fill me with Thy grace.
by Jean Sophia Pigott, 19th c.