Rest of the weary, Joy of the sad
Rest of the weary, Joy of the sad. John Samuel Bewley Monsell* (1811-1875).
From Monsell’s Hymns of Love and Praise for the Church’s Year (1863). This hymn of comfort was found in a number of 19th-century books, including the Scottish Church Hymnary (1898), though it was never in any edition of A&M . It was in EH, oddly placed in a section for ‘Mission Services’. It had four stanzas:
Rest of the weary, Joy of the sad, Hope of the dreary, Light of the glad; Home of the stranger, Strength to the end, Refuge from danger, Saviour and Friend!
Pillow where, lying, Love rests its head, Peace of the dying, Life of the dead; Path of the lowly, Prize at the end, Breath of the...
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