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Rest, beloved, rest

Beloved one, thy earthly work is finished

Author: Katharyn Bacon
Tune: [Beloved one, thy earthly work is finished]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Beloved one, thy earthly work is finished,
No pain or grief shall e’er thy soul molest;
Thy voyage oft was dark, but thou wast faithful,
O rest, beloved one, forever rest!

O rest, beloved, rest,
The Master saith, “Well done,”
And now among the blest,
O rest, beloved rest.

2 Beloved one, our hearts with grief are riven,
As now we look upon thy form so blest,
But soon, oh! soon we’ll meet thee with the angels,
O rest, beloved one, forever rest! [Refrain]

3 Beloved one, so free from earthly conflicts,
Repose in peace upon thy Saviour’s breast;
Farewell, farewell, until we cross the river,
O rest, beloved one, forever rest! [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #102

Author: Katharyn Bacon

Katharyn Bacon was born in 1884 and lived in the hills of Tennessee. She liked books, flowers, garden and being close to nature. She was most likely married to George W. Bacon since a lot of her hymns appear in hymnals he edited. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Beloved one, thy earthly work is finished
Title: Rest, beloved, rest
Author: Katharyn Bacon
Copyright: Public Domain