Rest for the Weary 474
Tune: Arranged by Benjamin Franklin White, 1869
Alto: Miss Minnie Floyd, 1902
Lyrics: Robert Robinson, 1758
Meter: 8s,7s Double (8,7,8,7,8,7,8,7)
Come, Thou Fount of ev'ry blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise;
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above;
Praise the mount – I'm fixed upon it!
Mount of Thy redeeming love.
There is rest for the weary,
There is rest for you.
Here I'll raise my Ebenezer;
Hither by Thy help I'm come;
And I hope by Thy good pleasure.
Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wand'ring from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed his precious blood.