Sweet rest there

How precious the thought when with sorrows we meet

Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Tune: [How precious the thought, when with sorrows we meet]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How precious the tho’t, when with sorrows we meet,
There’ll be sweet rest there;
Tho’ oft faints the spirit, and falter the feet,
There’ll be sweet rest there;

Refrain:
There’ll be rest, there’ll be rest,
Rest for all who aweary roam;
There’ll be rest, there’ll be rest,
In that eternal home.

2 Tho’ bowed ’neath the burdens that here so oppress,
There’ll be sweet rest there;
Our Saviour on earth felt the same weariness,
There’ll be sweet rest there; [Refrain]

3 Look up, soul bereft, and remember ere long
There’ll be sweet rest there;
The sigh of the mourner shall merge into song,
There’ll be sweet rest there; [Refrain]

4 On that quiet shore, past the mad breakers’ foam,
There’ll be sweet rest there;
No sorrow of earth shall be felt in the home,
There’ll be sweet rest there. [Refrain]

5 Earth’s weariness soon shall forever be past,
There’ll be sweet rest there.
The rest that “remaineth” we’ll enter at last,
There’ll be sweet rest there. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #75

Author: Francis A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

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First Line: How precious the thought when with sorrows we meet
Title: Sweet rest there
Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Refrain First Line: There'll be rest

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #75

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