Hebrews 4:9

There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

John Wesley drew from verses 1-11 for his song “Lord, I Believe A Rest Remains” (full lyrics and sheet music here):

Lord; I believe a rest remains,
To all thy people known,
A rest where pure enjoyment reigns,
And thou art loved alone.

A rest, where all our souls desire
Is fixed on things above;
Where fear and sin, and grief expire,
Cast out by perfect love.

O that I now the rest might know,
Believe, and enter in!
Now Savior, now the power bestow,
And let me cease from sin!

Remove all hardness from my heart,
This unbelief remove;
To me the rest of faith impart,
The sabbath of thy love.

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

There are a number of excellent hymn lyrics from this verse. James Montgomery’s stands out for its simplicity:

Thy word, Almighty Lord,
Where’er it enters in,
Is sharper than a two-edged sword
To slay the man of sin.

Thy word is power and life;
It bids confusion cease,
And changes envy, hatred, strife,
To love, and joy, and peace.

Then let our hearts obey
The gospel’s glorious sound,
And all its fruits, from day to day,
Be in us and abound.

Expository Songs

Lord, I believe a rest remains (Hebrews 4:9)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

There Remaineth a Rest (Hebrews 4:9) (2013)
Popularized by Donald Lawrence
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

The Word Quick and Powerful (Hebrews 4:12-13) (1779)
John Newton | Popularized by Olney Hymns (1779)
Lyrics

Your Word, O God, a Living Sword (Hebrews 4:12-16)
Christopher Webber

God’s Word Is like a Flaming Sword (Hebrews 4:12)
Catherine Winkworth, Carl Bernhard Garve
Lyrics | Sheet Music

God’s word, quick and powerful (Hebrews 4:12)
James Montgomery
Lyrics | Sheet Music

How Sure the Scriptures Are! (Hebrews 4:12)
Christopher Idle
Lyrics

In all my vast concerns with Thee (Hebrews 4:13) (1719)
Isaac Watts | Popularized by The Psalms of Da­vid (1719)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

The eye of God is everywhere (Hebrews 4:13)
Unknown
Lyrics

Jesus, the Son of God, who once (Hebrews 4:14-16)
Lyrics

Our Ascended Priest (Come Let Us Join In Songs Of Praise) (Hebrews 4:14-16)
Alexander Pirie
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Since Our Great High Priest, Christ Jesus (Hebrews 4:14-16) (1973)
Christopher Idle
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Where High the Heavenly Temple Stands (Hebrews 4:14-16)
Michael Bruce, John Logan
Lyrics | Sheet Music

With Joy We Mediate the Grace (Hebrews 4:15-16) (1709)
Isaac Watts | Popularized by Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs (1707-09)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

My sufferings all to thee are known (Hebrews 4:15)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Was Jesus Tempted Like As We (Hebrews 4:15) (1881)
Thomas MacKeilar
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Behold The Throne of Grace (Hebrews 4:16) (1779)
John Newton | Popularized by Olney Hymns (1779)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Holy Spirit, Lead Us Now (Hebrews 4:16)
John H. Yates
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Let Us Come Boldly (Hebrews 4:16)
Margaret Clarkson
Lyrics

Other References

Seventh Sunrise (Hebrews 4:1-11)
Michael Card, Phil Naish, Rob Mathes | Popularized by Michael Card
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Old Testament Gospel (Hebrews 4:2) (1779)
William Cowper | Popularized by Olney Hymns (1779)
Lyrics

Come, O thou greater than our heart (Hebrews 4:9-11)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

A Rest Remaineth for the Weary (Hebrews 4:9)
Johann S. Kunth
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Sweet Rest There (Hebrews 4:9)
Francis Blackmer
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Living Word (Hebrews 4:12) (2015)
Popularized by Jeremy Camp
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Obduracy Bemoaned (O That I Could Repent) (Hebrews 4:12)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Before the Throne of God Above (Hebrews 4:14-16)
Charitie Bancroft
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

I Come By The Blood (Hebrews 4:14-16) (1998)
Popularized by Glad
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Jesus, Great High Priest of Our Profession (Hebrews 4:14-16)
Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Let Me Bring Your Children Home (Hebrews 4:14-16)
Dianne Wilkinson | Popularized by Mark Trammell Trio
YouTube | Amazon

The Lord Ascendeth Up on High (Hebrews 4:14)
Arthur T. Russell
Lyrics | Sheet Music

My dearest Lamb, who bear’st my Grief (Hebrews 4:15)
James Relly
Lyrics

O Jesus, Once a Nazareth Boy (Hebrews 4:15)
Anonymous
Lyrics | Sheet Music

O Love, How Deep, How Broad (Hebrews 4:15)
Benjamin Webb
Lyrics | Sheet Music

When gathering clouds around I view (Hebrews 4:15)
Robert Grant
Lyrics | Sheet Music

A Call to Prayer (Hebrews 4:16)
Clara Brooks
Lyrics

Blessings of prayer (What Various Hindrances We Meet) (Hebrews 4:16)
William Cowper
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Cast Down, but Not Destroyed (Hebrews 4:16) (1779)
John Newton | Popularized by Olney Hymns (1779)
Lyrics

Come, for the Feast Is Spread (Hebrews 4:16)
Henry Burton
Lyrics | Sheet Music

King of Grace (Hebrews 4:16) (2000)
Mark Altrogge | Popularized by Sovereign Grace Music
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Throne of Grace (Hebrews 4:16) (2011)
Popularized by Vineyard Music
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Quotes

Since, Then, We Have a Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:16)
David Cook
Lyrics | Sheet Music

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