Scripture Verse

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


Words & Mu­sic: Ma­ry W. Eh­lers, in The Gold­en Rule, by So­lo­mon W. Straub (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1872), num­ber 94 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Eh­lers (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


There are gates of pearl, and a crystal sea,
And streets of gold, we may wander free;
There’s a home of joy, and radiance fair,
That beau­ti­ful home, oh, may we share.


May we dwell in that peaceful clime,
And sing on that golden shore,
The praises of Je­sus, our Sav­ior,
Who loveth us ev­er­more.

There’s a robe of white, and a crown of gold;
There are joys unfading, and pleasures untold;
There’s a sound of harp and heavenly song,
O may we join that glo­ri­ous throng.


There the ransomed dwell in glo­ri­ous light,
Where comes no pain, where comes no night;
There the weary rest, all wanderings cease;
O may we share in that perfect peace.