A FORETASTE OF YOUR REST
Scripture: Hebrews 4:9
Time Signature: 3/4
Hymn Status: Partnership (An agreement between the hymn writer and R.J. Stevens Music, LLC.)
1. The hymn writer does not want this hymn and its arrangement altered in any way.
2. The hymn writer does not want this hymn accompanied with instrumental music.
Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16
Verse 1: Gracious Father, Friend divine, Consolation of the blessed, You have touched this day of mine With a foretaste of Your rest. Tho’ tomorrow care may come, Trial arise, and grief ensue, Now I thank You for the time I have spent in joy with You.
Verse 2: Should this hour of rest depart And the joy it brings me, cease, I will bear it in my heart As a promise of Your peace. When I strain beneath new woe Or contend with future sin, From this moment I may know You will bless my life again.
Verse 3: Father, tho’ I cannot see How my path will end below, Still I know You wait for me Where my heart has longed to go. When my body cannot stand, Take my spirit to your breast; With a father’s gentle hands, Bear my soul to Sabbath rest.