Scripture Verse

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


Jesse R. Baxter, Jr. (1887–1960)

Words: Charles W. Am­bres­ter, in The Gos­pel Way, by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter et al. (Dal­ton, Geor­gia & Dal­las, Tex­as: A. J. Sho­wal­ter & Sho­wal­ter-Pat­ton, 1923), num­ber 133. To the Pis­gah, Ala­ba­ma, Quar­tet.

Music: Ut­tar­akhand Jes­se R. Bax­ter, Jr., 1923 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Am­bres­ter (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


In yon­der blue there is a place
Where all the saved and blest
Shall look upon God’s shin­ing face
And, O so sweet­ly rest.


I’m go­ing home in yon­der sky,
When life on earth is o’er;
Redeemed, my soul shall ne­ver die,
I’ll sing for­ev­er­more.

There our Re­deem­er reigns on high
With ten­der­ness and love;
The time is swift­ly pass­ing by
Till we shall meet above.


There’s per­fect rest and per­fect bliss,
Beyond our fond­est dream;
Unending joy sur­pass­ing this,
O Hea­ven is my theme!