A few weeks ago, the first line of this old hymn came to mind. I had it wrong, though. I remembered it as saying, “my soul has found a resting place.” When I looked up the words to the hymn, I discovered I got the line wrong, but it was OK. This song expresses so much of the WHY I can rest in God. Originally written in 1890 by E.E. Hewitt, the comforting and strengthening truths of our security in Christ’s finished work are worthy to be sung again and again.
My prayer is that this would be an encouragement to the church. Let me know what you think of it. If you would like a copy of the lead sheet, let me know in the comments or email me, thgmusic(at)gmail(dot)com.
words: E.E. Hewitt
music & additional words: Brad Pearson
My faith has found a resting place,
not in device nor creed;
I trust the Ever-living One,
His wounds for me shall plead.
Enough for me that Jesus saves,
this ends my fear and doubt;
a sinful soul I come to Him,
He’ll never cast me out.
I need no other argument,
I need no other plea,
it is enough that Jesus died,
and that He died for me.
My heart is leaning on the Word,
the living Word of God,
salvation by my Savior’s name,
salvation through His blood.
My great Physician heals the sick,
the lost He came to save;
for me His precious blood He shed,
for me His life He gave.
Now as I walk by faith, not sight,
my hope remains secure.
My Lord, who keeps His faithful word
shall help me to endure.
This arrangement ©2016 by Brad Pearson