My Saviour, Thou hast offered rest

My Saviour, Thou hast offered rest. Eliza H. Hamilton*, dates unknown.  While not as popular as the author’s ‘Jesus, my Lord, to Thee I cry ('O take me as I am')’*, this hymn appeared in some significant hymnals of the late 19th and early 20th century in Britain and America. It was included in Hamilton’s Hymns for the Weary (Edinburgh and London, 1878) of which the only extant copy seems to be the Sixth Edition.  It was entitled ‘Rest’. In the 1878 book it was preceded by a quotation from Isaiah, and an anecdote, as follows:  “In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.”- ISAIAH xxx. 15.  [“I am lying like clay in the hands of the...

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