The Haven of Rest

My soul in sad exile was out on life's sea

Author: Henry L. Gilmour (1890)
Tune: [My soul in sad exile was out on life's sea]
Published in 272 hymnals

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1 My soul in sad exile was out on life’s sea,
So burdened with sin and distrest,
Till I heard a sweet voice saying, “Make me your choice;”
And I entered the “Haven of Rest!”

I’ve anchored my soul in the “Haven of Rest,”
I’ll sail the wide seas no more;
The tempest may sweep over wild, stormy deep,
In Jesus I’m safe evermore.

2 I yielded myself to His tender embrace,
And faith taking hold of the Word,
My fetters fell off, and I anchored my soul;
The “Haven of Rest” is the Lord. (Refrain)

3 The song of my soul, since the Lord made me whole,
Has been the old story so blest,
Of Jesus, who’ll save whosoever will have
A home in the “Haven of Rest!” (Refrain)

4 How precious the thought that we all may recline,
Like John the beloved and blest,
On Jesus’ strong arm, where no tempest can harm,
Secure in the “Haven of Rest!” (Refrain)

5 Oh, come to the Savior, He patiently waits
To save by His power divine;
Come, anchor your soul in the “Haven of Rest,”
And say, “My Beloved is mine.” (Refrain)

Source: Sing Joyfully #489

Author: Henry L. Gilmour

Born: January 19, 1836, Londonderry, Ireland. Died: May 20, 1920, Delair, New Jersey, after a buggy accident. Buried: Wenonah Cemetery, Mantua Township, New Jersey. Gilmour emigrated to America as a teenager. He started working as a painter, then served in the American civil war, where he was captured and spent several months in Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia. After the war, he became a dentist. In 1869, he moved to Wenonah, New Jersey, and helped found the Wenonah Methodist Church in 1885. For four decades, he directed the choir at the Pitman Grove Camp Meeting, and worked at camp meetings and revivals in Mountain Lake Park, Maryland, and Ridgeview Park, Pennsylvania. His works include: The Silver Trumpet, with Kelso Carter (… Go to person page >



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A Messenger for Jesus #d201

A. M. E. C. Hymnal #374

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Alexander's Male Choir #56

Assembly Songs #77

Banner of Love Songs #d105

Baptist Hymnal 1956 #228

Baptist Hymnal 1975 #d277

Bells of Heaven: a Choice Collection of Hymns and Tunes "New and Old" #d216

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Best Hymns: from all the books and new ones to be made the best: selections from over one hundred of our best hymn writers #69

Best of All Number 2 #d102

Best Revival Songs #d75

Billows of Praise #d144

Blackwood Brothers' Gospel Songs Collection #d10

Blessed Assurance #d93

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Calvary Songs: A Choice Collection of Gospel Songs, both Old and New #113

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Calvary's Praises #111

Camp Meeting Songs, a Collection of Gospel Songs ... #d86

Choice Collections #d123

Choice Hymns of the Faith #d270

Choruses for Christian Youth [6th edition] #d47

Christ in Song #d369

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Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #211

Christian Hymns III #d232

Christian Praise #d232

Christian Service Songs #270

Church Hymnal #344b

Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... 1st ed. [with Deutscher Anhang] #530

Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 7th ed. #d347

Church Service Hymns #d213

Coleman's Songs for Men #d85

Complete Christian Hymnal #d128

Cross and Crown Hymnal, 3rd ed. #d265

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Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #184

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Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #106

Crowns of Rejoicing #d161

Crusade for Christ Melodies #d30

Crusade for Christ Songs #d77

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Crusade Songs #108

Devotional Hymns #d161

Devotional Hymns #d163

Devotional Hymns #ad163

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Edward MacHugh's Treasury of Gospel Hymns and Poems #41

Encore: a Collection of Tried and Proven Songs #d106

Epworth Praises: a Collection of Popular Sacred Songs New and Old #d138

Evangel Bells #d68

Evangelistic Hymns #d117

Evangelistic Hymns No. 2 #d115

Exposition Choruses #d11

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Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #153

Favorite Hymns and Choruses #d64

Favorite Hymns No. 2 #d155

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Favorite Hymns of Praise #244

Foursquare Favorites #d109

Foursquare Hymnal #d203

Free Will Baptist Hymn Book #d201

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Full Gospel Songs #125

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Gems of Gospel Songs #3

Gems of Grace and Glory #d72

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Glad Gospel Songs #45

Glad Tidings #d77

Glorious Freedom : Gospel Songs and Hymns for Congregational Singing #76

Glorious Gospel Hymns #180

Glory Gleams #d150

Good News in Song. Rev. ed. #d124

Gospel Crusade Hymns #d80

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Gospel Hosannas: for church and Sabbath school, young people's services and evangelistic meetings #160

Gospel Hymnal #d214

Gospel Light #d186

Gospel Melodies #d137

Gospel Quintet Songs #d128

Gospel Rays #d166

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Gospel Song-Gems No.1 #170

Gospel Songs of Inspiration #d76

Great Hymns of the Faith #270

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Great Revival Hymns #77

Greatest and Lasting Hymns #d209

Hallelujah Songs #d99

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Heart Cheering Songs: for use in evangelistic and young peoples' meetings, Sunday schools, etc. #66

Home Gospel Songs #d136

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #660

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Hymn-Songs: for use in the Sunday school, young people's meeting, the church and home #170

Hymnal for American Sunday Schools #d94

Hymnal, a Teacher's Manual. Vol. 1 #d73

Hymnal, Church of the Brethren #d267

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Hymns for Praise and Service #181

Hymns for the Family of God #101

Hymns for the People for Services of Song in Christian Work #d117

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Hymns of Faith #319

Hymns of Glorious Praise #d258

Hymns of Glory No. 2 #d150

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Hymns of Pentecost #124

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Hymns of Praise: for the Church and Sunday School #76

Hymns of the Christian Life #d269

Hymns of the Christian Life. Rev. ed. #d299

Hymns of the Christian Life. Rev. ed. #d302


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