The Christian's Rest

In the Christian's home in glory

Author: S. Y. Harmer; Author: William Hunter
Tune: [In the Christian's home in glory] (McDonald)
Published in 443 hymnals

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1. In the Christian's home in glory
There remains a land of rest;
And my Savior's gone before me
To fulfill my soul's request.

There is rest for the weary,
There is rest for the weary,
There is rest for the weary,
There is rest for you.
On the other side of Jordan,
In the sweet fields of Eden,
Where the tree of life is blooming,
There is rest for you.

2 He is fitting up my mansion,
Which eternally shall stand,
For my stay shall not be transient
In that holy, happy land. [Refrain]

3 Sing, O sing ye heirs of glory!
Shout your triumph as you go!
Zion's gates will open for you,
You shall find an entrance through. [Refrain]

Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #504

Author: S. Y. Harmer

Harmer, Samuel Young, son of Samuel Harmer, a member of the Society of Friends, was born at Germantown, Pennsylvania, Dec. 9, 1809. In 1827 he joined the American Methodist Episcopalian Church, and was engaged for several years as a Sunday School teacher and superintendent. In 1842 he became a local preacher of that body, and, in 1847, was admitted into the ministry. He has held appointments in Philadelphia and Iowa. His well-known hymn "In the Christian's home in glory" (Heaven) was written in 1856 for a camp-meeting collection which the Rev. John Gladding was then compiling. It has been slightly altered, and set to music by the Rev. W. McDonald of Boston, Massachusetts. (For these details we are indebted to Dr. Hatfield's Poets of… Go to person page >

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the Christian's home in glory
Title: The Christian's Rest
Author: S. Y. Harmer
Author: William Hunter
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There is rest for the weary
Copyright: Public Domain


William Hunter is cited as the author of this hymn in this book:
Hadden, James. A history of Uniontown : the county seat of Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Uniontown, Penn. : James Hadden, 1913, p.516.



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