A refuge and a blanket of peace

Is Your tender touch and love,

As it envelops the borders of our soul;

Pure and sweet from above.

There is rest for our soul

When we trust in Your holy name,

Knowing You will provide and lift us up

And heal us of our pain.

It’s Your promises to those

Who fear You with respect,

With a reverence for Your holiness

Knowing You do what is best.

True rest resigns from strivings;

From grasping for the wind,

From vanity of vanities

Where much frustration this can bring.

Only Jesus gives true peace

But do we sincerely believe,

That He will calm our turbulent waves

So genuine rest we finally see?

True rest is a promise;

It’s provision for our soul,

It will nurture and it will protect

And sincere peace will be its goal.

True rest for our soul

Is when we have been redeemed,

Through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ

Where true peace and joy is seen.

(C) P.B. 2021

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”  Matthew 11:28

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…” Psalm 111:10

“For You have been a shelter for me, a strong tower from the enemy.”  Psalm 61:3

“He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.”  Psalm 62:2

“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him…”. Psalm 37:7

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.’”  Psalm 91:1-2

“He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.”  Psalm 91:4

“But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave, for He shall receive me.”  Psalm 49:15

“Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him saying, ‘Lord save us!  We are perishing!’  But He said to them, ‘Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?’ Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.”  Matthew 8:25-26

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.”  Ephesians 1:7

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.  He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.  He restores my soul…” Psalm 23:1-3