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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 270 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!”

Refrain:
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 >

Text Information

First Line: My soul in sad exile was out on life's sea
Title: The Haven of Rest
Author: Henry L. Gilmour (1890)
Meter: 11.8.11.8 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I've anchored my soul in the haven of rest
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #2180
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Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Sing Joyfully #489TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #2566Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #2180TextScoreAudio
The New National Baptist Hymnal #185
Timeless Truths #807TextAudio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #138
Hymns of Faith #319TextPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #527
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