My Faith Has Found A Resting Place

This hymn, sung in my church this evening, was particularly encouraging to me. Of course, I have sung this hymn countless times–but tonight, to my shame, was the first time in a long time that I have thought about the words to this wonderful hymn. It’s wonderful to know that my faith has a “resting place”. It most certainly is enough that Jesus died for me–declaring me righteous before God. I need not present some other argument for my justification; I would have none anyway.

My faith has found a resting place,
Not in device or creed;
I trust the ever living One,
His wounds for me shall plead.

Enough for me that Jesus saves,
This ends my fear and doubt;
A sinful soul I come to Him,
He’ll never cast me out.

My heart is leaning on the Word,
The living Word of God,
Salvation by my Savior’s Name,
Salvation through His blood.

My great Physician heals the sick,
The lost He came to save;
For me His precious blood He shed,
For me His life He gave.

I need no other argument,
I need no other plea,
It is enough that Jesus died,
And that He died for me.

Words by Eliza E. Hewitt

How wonderful and fulfilling it is to worship with both the heart and the mind engaged. I am ashamed to think of how often I participate in corporate worship in a state of passionless “default” –hardly worship at all. God was so gracious to sear through my disobedient “default” distractions and encourage me with the words of this particular song tonight. May God’s glory always hold me captive in worship . . . and in life.

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One thought on “My Faith Has Found A Resting Place

  1. Thanks for posting this hymn, and for your thoughtful comments on it. Today is the 159th anniversary of Eliza Hewitt’s birth.

    If you enjoy reading about our hymns, I invite you to check out my daily blog on the subject, Wordwise Hymns.

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