Scripture Verse

There remaineth…a rest to the people of God. Hebrews 4:9


Words: Jen­nie Wil­son, in New Songs of Praise, ed­it­ed by Al­fred E. Hel­ton et al. (Len­oir, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1913), num­ber 10.

Music: J. I. Shell (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Shell’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Jennie Wilson (1856–1913)


There’s a beau­ti­ful home
For the child­ren of God,
Where no tri­al will ev­er mo­lest;
When the oft wea­ry path­way
Of time has been trod,
In the man­sions above will come rest.


By the ri­ver of life
With the blest we will roam,
And re­joice ev­er­more,
In that beau­ti­ful home.

Oh! how sweet it will be
In the ci­ty above,
Which no ev­il can en­ter for aye,
With our Sav­ior and those
He re­deems by His love,
To abide with all grief passed away!


While on earth we shall stay,
Let us ever be true
Unto Je­sus and turn from all wrong;
Then that beau­ti­ful home
Soon with rap­ture we’ll view,
And take part in the hea­ven­ly song.