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265. My Soul in Sad Exile (The Haven of Rest)

1 My soul in sad exile was out on life's sea,
So burdened with sin, and distressed,
Till I heard a sweet voice saying, "Make Me your choice,"
And I entered the haven of rest.

I've anchored my soul in the haven of rest,
I'll sail the wide seas no more;
The tempest may sweep o'er the wild stormy deep,
In Jesus I'm safe evermore.

2 I yielded myself to His tender embrace,
And faith taking hold of the word,
My fetters fell off, and I anchored my soul:
The haven of rest is my Lord. [Refrain]

3 The song of my soul, since the Lord made me whole,
Has been the old story so blessed,
Of Jesus who'll save whosoever will have
A home in the haven of rest. [Refrain]

4 How precious the thought that we all may recline,
Like John, the beloved and blessed,
On Jesus' strong arm, where no tempest can harm,
Secure in the haven of rest. [Refrain]

5 Oh, come to the Savior, He patiently waits
To save by His power divine;
Come, anchor your soul in the haven of rest,
And say, "My Beloved is mine." [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: My soul in sad exile was out on life's sea
Title: My Soul in Sad Exile (The Haven of Rest)
Alterer: Henry L. Gilmour, 1837-1920
Refrain First Line: I've anchored my soul in the haven of rest
Meter: Irregular with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Topic: The Christian Life: Repentance and Forgiveness
Tune Information
Composer: George D. Moore
Meter: Irregular with Refrain
Key: A♭ Major

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