Jesus, I am resting…

well, the week of finals, projects, presentations, graduations, and a 12-hour drive have landed me home in nj… finally. hopefully, i’ll figure out a routine soon. it’s hard to have a routine when i haven’t been home for longer than 3 weeks since high school, but i’m looking forward to it.

because it’s the Lord’s Day, i thought i’d share (one of) my favorite hymn. it’s been such an encouragement to me when i’m not sure where my life is going, and it helps to focus on God’s love for me when  man’s love is always failing. I put it in semi-paragraph form to make it easier to read and follow, because i know i sometimes struggle with finding meaning in lines of poetry. i hope it’s a blessing to you!

Jesus, I am resting, resting in the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness of Thy loving heart.
Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee, and Thy beauty fills my soul,
For by Thy transforming power Thou hast made me whole.

O, how great Thy loving kindness, vaster, broader than the sea!
O, how marvelous Thy goodness lavished all on me!
Yes, I rest in Thee, Belovèd, know what wealth of grace is Thine, know Thy certainty of promise, and have made it mine.

Simply trusting Thee, Lord Jesus, I behold Thee as Thou art, and Thy love, so pure, so changeless, satisfies my heart;
Satisfies its deepest longings, meets, supplies its every need, compasseth me round with blessings:
Thine is love indeed.

Ever lift Thy face upon me as I work and wait for Thee;
Resting ’neath Thy smile, Lord Jesus, Earth’s dark shadows flee.
Brightness of my Father’s glory, Sunshine of my Father’s face keep me ever trusting, resting,
Fill me with Thy grace.