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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