88. The Beautiful Vale

1 My soul with rapture waits for thee,
Beautiful vale of rest;
My home beyond the rolling sea,
Beautiful vale of rest;
I long to sing thy pleasures o’er,
The beauties of thy tranquil shore,
Where pain and sorrow come no more—
Beautiful vale of rest.

Beautiful vale of rest,
Beautiful vale of rest,
My soul with rapture longs for thee,
O beautiful vale of rest.

2 Thy radiant fields and glowing skies,
Beautiful vale of rest;
Too pure and bright for mortal eyes,
Beautiful vale of rest;
Beside the living stream that flows,
The weary heart shall find repose;
Thy pearly gates shall never close,
Beautiful vale of rest. [Refrain]

3 The joys of earth, how soon they fade,
Beautiful vale of rest;
Like morning dew or evening shade,
Beautiful vale of rest;
Yet when we reach thy golden strand,
Our gentle Saviour’s promised land,
We’ll sing with all the ransom’d band,
Beautiful vale of rest. [Refrain]

4 Oh, who would dwell forever here,
Beautiful vale of rest;
With joy, unfading joy, so near?
Beautiful vale of rest;
Oh, may I live that I may wear
A starry crown forever there,
And breathe thy sweet and balmy air,
Beautiful vale of rest. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: My soul with rapture waits for thee
Title: The Beautiful Vale
Arranger: Asa Hull
Refrain First Line: Beautiful vale of rest
Publication Date: 1968
Tune Information
Name: [My soul with rapture waits for thee]
Composer: Asa Hull

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