God of Rest

I wrote this song for my Son Caleb who was struggling to get to sleep. It's a song about God being the God of rest and that sleep and rest are gifts from Him to help us and to be enjoyed. I see in my own life a desire to always be working and active but instead I need know that God is in charge of my life, not me, and I need to acknowledge his Lordship by learning to rest in Him and know that He is God.

Lyrics

God of Rest

Written by Olly Knight

 

My God, Creator of all things

Yet You care for me

Yet You care for me

 

My God, You’ve called me to follow

Yet You give me sleep

Yet You give me sleep

 

No burden that I carry is too big for You to take

No worry is too small to bring to You

 

I surrender all my striving

In You I find my hiding place

You’re the God of rest

You’re the God of rest

I let go of all my trying

And receive Your grace afresh

You’re the God of rest

You’re the God of rest  

My God, the Ruler of nations

Yet You’re gentle with me

Yet You’re gentle with me

 

My God, how often I wander

Yet You love me still

Yet You love me still

CCLI 7190588

Chords

God of Rest

Olly Knight

Key: C

 

Verse 1:

          C    Am               G

My God, Creator of all things

                C/E          F

Yet you care for me

                Am          G

Yet you care for me

 

My God, You’ve called me to follow

Yet you give me sleep

Yet you give me sleep

 

Pre:

       Am                    G                    F                    C

No burden that I carry is too big for you take

      Am                   G                              F

No worry is too small to bring to You

 

Chorus:

      F

I surrender all my striving

   Am

In You I find my hiding place

                      C

You’re the God of rest

                     G

You’re the God of rest

         F

I let go of all my trying

         Am

And receive your grace afresh

                      C

You’re the God of rest

                      G

You’re the God of rest

 

Verse 2:

My God, the ruler of nations

Yet you’re gentle with me

Yet you’re gentle with me

 

My God, how often I wander

Yet you love me still

Yet you love me still

 

CCLI 7190588

Written & Produced by Olly Knight 

Mastered by Steve Collis

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