Drifting away to the haven of rest

Drifting away to the haven of rest

Author: Will H. Ruebush
Tune: [Drifting away to the haven of rest]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Drifting away to the haven of rest,
Sailing to port with the happy and blest,
Voices of loved ones are calling us there—
Calling the weary to rest.

Refrain:
Drifting away,
Drifting away,
Drifting away,
Drifting away we are drifting away.

2 Drifting away far beyond the blue sea,
Valley of Eden, we dream oft of thee;
Songs of the ransomed float down to us here
Calling us over the sea. [Refrain]

3 Drifting away to that beautiful home
Ended earth’s toils where no parting days come,
Storms are all past, and all tears wiped away
There in that beautiful home. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 5 #33

Author: Will H. Ruebush

William Howe Ruebush (Will H. Ruebush) 1873-1956 Born: June 4, 1873, Sing­ers Glen, Vir­gin­ia. Died: October 6, 1956, Elk­ton, Vir­gin­ia. A vo­cal mu­sic teach­er ear­ly in his ca­reer, Rue­bush di­rect­ed an ar­my band in France in World War I. Af­ter the war, he led ma­ny ci­vil­ian or­ches­tras and bands, and taught at sev­er­al schools, in­clud­ing the Shen­an­do­ah Con­serv­a­to­ry of Mu­sic in Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia. He com­posed ma­ny marches, in­clud­ing The Stone­wall Bri­gade March, Shen­an­do­ah, and the Al­ma Ma­ter Song for Tu­lane Un­i­ver­si­ty. Rue­bush spent most of his life in Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia, where he be­came pre­si­dent of the Rue­bush-Kieff­er Pub­… Go to person page >

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First Line: Drifting away to the haven of rest
Author: Will H. Ruebush

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