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My Heart Has Found Its Rest in Christ

Here are the lyrics to a wonderfully edifying hymn written by Eric Schumacher and based on Augustine's Confessions.

My Heart Has Found Its Rest in Christ

Before my restless heart was found,
To worldly treasures it was bound.
The will that seemed so free within
Availed me nothing but to sin.
My heart has found its rest in Christ,
My God, My Life, My One Delight!

The Word of God did set me free,
When I took up His book to read:
“Now arm yourself with Jesus Christ;
Be free from nature’s appetite.”
My heart has found its rest in Christ,
My God, My Life, My One Delight!

Obedience to His command
Came by the power of His hand.
What was the grace that He employed?
Compelling and triumphant joy!
My heart has found its rest in Christ,
My God, My Life, My One Delight!

How sweet it was at once for me
To from my fruitless joys be free.
The pleasures I once hoped would stay,
The Sovereign Joy did drive away!
My heart has found its rest in Christ,
My God, My Life, My One Delight!

All that he gives me by His grace
Will cause me more to seek His face.
No gift He gives will my love take,
Except to love it for His sake.
My heart has found its rest in Christ,
My God, My Life, My One Delight!

Until He calls me to my home,
Or comes again to claim His own,
With zealous tongue I will proclaim
That joy is found in Jesus’ name!
My heart has found its rest in Christ,
My God, My Life, My One Delight!

Text: © Eric Schumacher
Tune: SOLID ROCK, William B. Bradbury (1816-1868)

You might also want to check out Eric's blog, An Infant in a Cradle.

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