Scripture Verse

There remains…a rest for the people of God. Hebrews 4:9

Introduction

Words Tho­mas R. Sweat­mon, 1917. Note: Some hym­nals in­cor­rect­ly name Will­iam Slat­er as the lyr­i­cist.

Mu­sic: Will­iam W. Slat­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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William W. Slater
1885–1959

Lyrics

Walking alone at eve and viewing the skies afar,
Bidding the darkness come to welcome each silver star;
I have a great delight in the wonderful scenes above,
God in His power and might is showing His truth and love.

Refrain

O, for a home with God, a place in His courts to rest;
Sure in a safe abode with Jesus and the blest;
Rest for a weary soul once redeemed by the Savior’s love,
Where I’ll be pure and whole and live with my God above!

Sitting alone at eve and dreaming the hours away,
Watching the shadows falling now at the close of day;
God in His mercy comes with His Word; He is drawing near,
Spreading His love and truth around me and everywhere.

Refrain

Closing my eyes at eve and thinking of Heaven’s grace,
Longing to see my Lord, yes, meeting Him face to face;
Trusting Him as my all wheresoever my footsteps roam,
Pleading with Him to guide me on to the spirit’s home!

Refrain