Drifting away to the haven of rest

Author: Will H. Ruebush
Tune: [Drifting away to the haven of rest]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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.

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Drifting away to the haven of rest
Title: Drifting
Author: Will H. Ruebush
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Drifting away
Copyright: Public Domain



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Crowning Day No. 5 #33

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