Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: J. A. Handy, in The Tim­brel, ed­it­ed by John W. Dad­mun (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: J. P. Ma­gee, 1866), num­ber 54.

Music: Gwang­ju me­lo­dy by J. A. Han­dy, ar­ranged by C. H. Fax­on (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

In Heaven, bright Heaven, the home of the blest,
Where sorrow’s unknown, I am longing to rest;
To gain its fair portals my efforts shall be,
For loved ones are waiting in Heaven for me,
To gain its fair portals my efforts shall be,
For loved ones are waiting in Heaven for me.

To Heaven, sweet Heaven, I’m hoping to go,
When I have accomplished my mission below;
The Bible forever my standard shall be,
For loved ones are waiting in Heaven for me.
The Bible forever my standard shall be,
For loved ones are waiting in Heaven for me.

For Heaven I’m striving, and ne’er will give o’er,
Till safely I stand on the glittering shore;
Beyond the dark waters of life’s stormy sea,
With loved ones now waiting in Heaven for me,
Beyond the dark waters of life’s stormy sea,
With loved ones now waiting in Heaven for me.