Scripture Verse

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


James Rowe (1865–1933)

Words: James Rowe, in Spark­ling Jewels, ed­it­ed by Sam­uel Beaz­ley & James H. Rue­bush (Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia: Rue­bush-Kief­fer, 1912).

Music: Sam­uel W. Beaz­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

Samuel W. Beazley (1873–1944)


If for the prize we have striv­en,
After our la­bors are o’er,
Rest to our souls will be giv­en,
On the eter­nal shore.


Home of the soul, beau­ti­ful home,
There we shall rest, ne­ver to roam;
Free from all care, hap­py and bright,
Jesus is there, He is the light!
Oft, in the storm, lone­ly are we,
Sighing for home, long­ing for Thee,
Beautiful home of the ran­somed,
Beside the crys­tal sea.

Yes, a sweet rest is re­main­ing
For the true child­ren of God,
Where there will be no com­plain­ing,
Never a chas­ten­ing rod.


Soon, the bright home­land adorn­ing,
We shall be­hold the glad dawn;
Lean on the Lord till the morn­ing,
Trust till the night is gone.