Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Jesse R. Baxter, Jr.
1887–1960

Words: Charles W. Am­bres­ter, in The Gos­pel Way, by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter et al. (Dal­ton, Geor­gia & Dal­las, Tex­as: A. J. Sho­wal­ter & Sho­wal­ter-Pat­ton, 1923), num­ber 133. To the Pis­gah, Al­a­ba­ma, Quar­tet.

Mu­sic: Utt­ar­a­khand Jes­se R. Bax­ter, Jr., 1923 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Am­bres­ter (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

In yonder blue there is a place
Where all the saved and blest
Shall look upon God’s shining face
And, O so sweetly rest.

Refrain

I’m going home in yonder sky,
When life on earth is o’er;
Redeemed, my soul shall never die,
I’ll sing forevermore.

There our Redeemer reigns on high
With tenderness and love;
The time is swiftly passing by
Till we shall meet above.

Refrain

There’s perfect rest and perfect bliss,
Beyond our fondest dream;
Unending joy surpassing this,
O Heaven is my theme!

Refrain