Scripture Verse

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


Words: M. V. Salt­marsh, in Hymns of the Ad­vent, ed­it­ed by Charles C. Bark­er (Spring­field, Mas­sa­chu­setts: W. N. Pile, 1881), num­ber 276.

Music: George E. Lee (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Salt­marsh’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Lee,


O Chris­tian, toil on, work, work while ’tis day,
And soon a bright crown you will gain.
In the land of the blest the weary shall rest
From labor, temptation, and pain.


There is rest over there, blessèd rest over there,
Sweet rest on that heavenly shore;
Yes, there’s rest over there, sweet rest over there,
Where sorrow will come nevermore.

Though often your heart is sad and oppressed,
And weary of toil you may be;
O, then think of that home where grief is unknown,
That Je­sus has promised to thee.


Yes, think of that home, of that happy home,
Its glories have ne­ver been told;
O, your rest will be sweet, your joy be complete,
In yonder bright city of gold.