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.

Refrain:
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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