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Gone Home to Rest

Asleep with Jesus, O! how sweet

Author: D. S. Warner; Alterer (stanza 4): Anonymous
Tune: [Asleep in Jesus, O how sweet]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Asleep in Jesus, oh, how sweet
The scene of closing day,
Where holy angels come to greet,
And bear the soul away!

Refrain:
The angels bore our loved one home
In shining garments fair;
And some bright day we hope to come
And join thee over there.

2 With grace divine and perfect love
Thy pilgrim days were blest,
But sweeter far thy joys above,
And more serene thy rest. [Refrain]

3 Thy prayers and tears have gone before,
Thy works shall follow on,
And gather gems forevermore,
To glitter in thy crown. [Refrain]

4 May we who knew and loved thee here
With angels bright ascend,
Thy blessed heav’nly rest to share,
When mortal life shall end. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: D. S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

Alterer (stanza 4): Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Asleep with Jesus, O! how sweet
Title: Gone Home to Rest
Author: D. S. Warner
Alterer (stanza 4): Anonymous
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Language: English

Timeline

Media

Timeless Truths #736
  • Gone_Home_to_Rest.pdf (PDF)
  • Gone_Home_to_Rest.xml (XML)

Instances

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