There remains…a rest for the people of God. Hebrews 4:9
Words Thomas R. Sweatmon, 1917. Note: Some hymnals incorrectly name William Slater as the lyricist.
Music: William W. Slater (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Sweatmon (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
Walking alone at eve and viewing the skies afar,
Bidding the darkness come to welcome each silver star;
I have a great delight in the wonderful scenes above,
God in His power and might is showing His truth and love.
O, for a home with God, a place in His courts to rest;
Sure in a safe abode with Jesus and the blest;
Rest for a weary soul once redeemed by the Savior’s love,
Where I’ll be pure and whole and live with my God above!
Sitting alone at eve and dreaming the hours away,
Watching the shadows falling now at the close of day;
God in His mercy comes with His Word; He is drawing near,
Spreading His love and truth around me and everywhere.
Closing my eyes at eve and thinking of Heaven’s grace,
Longing to see my Lord, yes, meeting Him face to face;
Trusting Him as my all wheresoever my footsteps roam,
Pleading with Him to guide me on to the spirit’s home!