500. L. M. Montgomery. The Soul Returning to God.
1 Return, my soul, unto thy rest,
From vain pursuits and maddening cares,
From lonely woes that wring thy breast,
The world's allurements, toils and snares.
2 Return unto thy rest, my soul,
From all the wanderings of thy thought;
From sickness unto death made whole;
Safe through a thousand perils brought.
3 Then to thy rest, my soul return,
From passions every hour at strife;
Sin's works, and ways, and wages spurn,
Lay hold upon eternal life.
4 God is thy rest; -- with heart inclined
To keep his word, that word believe;
Christ is thy rest; -- with lowly mind,
His light and easy yoke receive.