Blessed Quietness (Hymn)

Blessed Quietness
Manie P. Ferguson (1897)

Joys are flowing like a river,
Since the Comforter has come;
He abides with us forever,
Makes the trusting heart His home.
Refrain

Blessed quietness, holy quietness,
What assurance in my soul!
On the stormy sea, He speaks peace to me,
How the billows cease to roll!

Bringing life and health and gladness,
All around this heavenly Guest,
Banished unbelief and sadness,
Changed our weariness to rest.

Like the rain that falls from Heaven,
Like the sunlight from the sky,
So the Holy Ghost is given,
Coming on us from on high.

See, a fruitful field is growing,
Blessed fruit of righteousness;
And the streams of life are flowing
In the lonely wilderness.

What a wonderful salvation,
Where we always see His face!
What perfect habitation,
What a quiet resting place!

I do not have children, but I am a teacher.  I say that to say that I definitely enjoy some “blessed quietness” every now and then.  But I don’t think that type of quietness is what this hymn writer was writing about.  This quietness is a quietness of the soul that can only come from knowing the Lord.  His salvation is wonderful and it gives us rest and assurance, even though the storms of life may rage around us.

6 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks, Ben

    I look forward to Sundays … a hymn from you, a Psalm from Linda!

    Thanks for another new one. I think this is my favourite of the stanzas:

    “Bringing life and health and gladness,
    All around this heavenly Guest,
    Banished unbelief and sadness,
    Changed our weariness to rest.”

    Looking forward to that wonderful place of rest! ( In the meantime, I shall enjoy some peace and quiet here whenever I can!)

    Blessings,
    ann

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  2. Beautiful hymn Ben! wow! Loved so much of it . . .thinking about how our salvation is in itself a resting place, where we no longer strive with our sins and self, but lay it all down before Jesus. God bless you and the sweet assurance you’ve shown us here today.

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    • “…our salvation is in itself a resting place, where we no longer strive with our sins and self, but lay it all down before Jesus” What a great quote. That will give me something to think about today.

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  3. I loved the hymn, but I have never heard it. I really liked the thoughts you expressed, too.

    Sincerely,
    Theresa

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