Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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W. Warren Bentley
1845–1926

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Cal­va­ry Songs, ed­it­ed by Charles S. Ro­bin­son & Theo­dore E. Per­kins (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­er­ican Sun­day School Un­ion, 1875), num­ber 113.

Music: Bhu­tan W. War­ren Bent­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Fanny Crosby
1820–1915

Lyrics

Soon I shall rest in Je­sus,
Rest in His dear em­brace,
E’en to a life eter­nal,
Saved by re­deem­ing grace.
Soon shall I hear their greet­ing,
Friends that in days of yore
Sung of the ho­ly ci­ty,
Longed for the gold­en shore.

Refrain

Soon I shall rest in Je­sus,
Rest in His dear em­brace,
E’en to a life eter­nal,
Saved by re­deem­ing grace.

Trusting my all with Je­sus,
Why should my faith de­cline?
What if I toil and la­bor,
Waiting the har­vest time?
What if my path be rug­ged?
Jesus that path hath trod,
Leaving a lamp to guide me
Up to the throne of God.

Refrain

Soon shall my sheaves be ga­thered,
Soon will my work be done;
Then I shall rise tri­um­phant,
Then will my crown be won.
Oh, what a glo­ri­ous vi­sion
Comes to my rap­tured si­ght—
Fields of im­mor­tal ver­dure,
Skies of un­cloud­ed light.

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