I have just received a biography of the beloved Christian hymnwriter and sister in Christ from the 19th century, Frances Ridley Havergal. I will be sharing more about the biography later, but I wanted to share this poem from Havergal’s book, Loyal Responses.

Resting on the faithfulness of Christ our Lord
Resting on the fulness of His own sure word,
Resting on His power on His love untold;
Resting on His covenant secured of old.

Resting and believing, let us unward press;
Resting in Himself, the Lord our Righteousness;
Resting and rejoicing, let His saved ones sing,
Glory, glory, glory be to Christ our King.

–Frances Ridley Havergal

3 thoughts on “Resting…

  1. Brenda says:

    What a lovely hymn.

    I was at Shepherd’s scrapbook and wandered over to
    Adrian Warnock’s blog in search of material on John Owen, and found treasure.

    There is a quote by J I Packer about Owen that pertains to modern evangelicals in contrast to Puritans…

    “Packer says that the Puritans differ from evangelicals today because with them “. . . communion with God was a great thing; to evangelicals today it is a comparatively small thing. The Puritans were concerned about communion with God in a way that we are not. The measure of our unconcern is the little that we say about it. When Christians meet, they talk to each other about their Christian work and Christian interests, their Christian acquaintances, the state of the churches, and the problems of theology—but rarely of their daily experience of God.”

    The LORD give you rest and peace in Himself…

  2. Shma says:

    What a joy to rest in the Lord. Sadly I don’t do that as I should.

    Thank you for posting such uplifting words!!!

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