Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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James Rowe
1865–1933

Words: James Rowe, in Spark­ling Jewels, ed­it­ed by Sam­u­el Beaz­ley & James H. Rue­bush (Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia: Rue­bush-Kief­fer, 1912).

Music: Sam­u­el W. Beaz­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Samuel W. Beazley
1873–1944

Lyrics

If for the prize we have striven,
After our labors are o’er,
Rest to our souls will be given,
On the eternal shore.

Refrain

Home of the soul, beautiful home,
There we shall rest, never to roam;
Free from all care, happy and bright,
Jesus is there, He is the light!
Oft, in the storm, lonely are we,
Sighing for home, longing for Thee,
Beautiful home of the ransomed,
Beside the crystal sea.

Yes, a sweet rest is remaining
For the true children of God,
Where there will be no complaining,
Never a chastening rod.

Refrain

Soon, the bright homeland adorning,
We shall behold the glad dawn;
Lean on the Lord till the morning,
Trust till the night is gone.

Refrain