Scripture Verse

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


Words & Mu­sic: J. Hous­ton Smith, in New Songs of Praise, by Al­fred E. Hel­ton et al. (Le­noir, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1913), num­ber 52 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


When this life is o’er on that bright, gold­en shore,
We shall wor­ship the Sav­ior we love;
Free from pain and care, end­less bless­ings to share
In that beau­ti­ful, sweet home above.


O how hap­py we’ll be ov­er death’s si­lent sea,
There to dwell with the ones gone be­fore;
Praising Christ, our king, we for­ev­er shall sing,
When this life with its tri­als is o’er!

If we’re saved while here, we shall have not a fear,
When the reck­on­ing day shall have come;
For around the throne He will crown us His own,
And will wel­come to Hea­ven, our home.


When this life is o’er, we shall la­bor no more,
But from toil­ing and care sweet­ly rest;
We will loved ones meet and God’s prais­es re­peat,
Ever safe with the pure and the blest.