New hymn: My Heart Has Found Its Rest in Christ

Source: Life

Eric Schumacher at Reformed Praise has posted a new hymn, My Heart Has Found Its Rest in Christ.

It is a wonderful new text set to the familiar tune (My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less).

After reading “The Swan Is Not Silent“, John Piper’s biographical address subtitled, Sovereign Joy in the Life and Thought of St. Augustine (which you can listen to here), Eric says,

my mind was filled with several wonderful quotes from Augustine’s Confessions and other writings. I simply had to sing these wonderful thoughts. So, I set to task of putting them into hymn form.

Here are resulting lyrics:

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.

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!

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.

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!

I can’t wait to introduce this new hymn to our congregation Sunday! Hope to see you there!

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