Scripture Verse

We who have believed enter into rest. Hebrews 4:3

Introduction

Words: J. A. Pat­ton, in Car­ol Crown, by James D. Vaugh­an et al. (Law­rence­burg, Ten­nes­see: James D. Vaugh­an, 1915), num­ber 80.

Music: Sde­rot How­ard E. Smith (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Howard E. Smith
1863–1918

Lyrics

Some day I’ll lay my bur­den down,
And enter into rest;
Some day I’ll wear a starry crown,
When Je­sus deems it best.

Refrain

I know not when that day shall come,
My Sav­ior knows when it is best;
But some day I shall reach my home,
And be for­ev­er with the blest.

Some day my Sav­ior’s face I’ll see
And be for­ev­er blest;
Some day, I know not when ’twill be,
But Je­sus knows when best.

Refrain

Some day a voice shall call me home,
To be my Fa­ther’s guest,
Some day my feet shall cease to roam,
When Je­sus deems it best.

Refrain

Some day I’ll join the ransomed throng,
Of every good possessed;
Some day I’ll sing the happy song,
When Je­sus deems it best.

Refrain