My Faith Has Found A Resting Place

The author of the hymn is often listed as Lidie H. Edmunds, the pen name for Eliza Edmunds Hewitt. Hewitt was born on June 28, 1851 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Upon graduation she became a teacher, but shortly thereafter suffered a serious spinal problem when a student struck her with a heavy slate. She was an invalid for the remainder of her life, even though she was able to partially recover. She continued to live in Philadelphia and turned to hymn writing. She was a regular contributor to various Sunday School publications. She also served as Sunday School superintendent for a church and home for orphaned children. One can only imagine how her own experiences inspired the faith and lyrics for this song.1

My faith has found a resting place,
from guilt my soul is freed;
I trust the ever-living One,
his wounds for me shall plead.

I need no other argument,
I need no other plea,
it is enough that Jesus died,
and that he died for me.

Enough for me that Jesus saves,
this ends my fear and doubt;
a sinful soul, I come to him,
he’ll never cast me out.


My heart is leaning on the Word,
the written Word of God,
salvation by my Saviour’s name,
salvation thro’ his blood.


My great Physician heals the sick,
the lost he came to save;
for me his precious blood he shed,
for me his life he gave.



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