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Rest, Blessed Rest

O blessed, glorious hope

Author: Mary D. James
Tune: [O blessed, glorious hope]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O blessed, glorious hope!
The summons soon will come:
“My child, thy toils are o’er; come up,
And rest in thy sweet home!”

O rest, blessed rest, in the home of the blest;
O rest, blessed rest, in the home of the blest,
Where no sorrow can come, and the pilgrim at home
Shall rest, sweetly rest evermore.

2 This tiresome strife will cease,
Life’s conflicts soon be o’er;
The weary ones shall rest in peace
On the Elysian shore. [Chorus]

3 Look up, poor pilgrims, see
That city bright and fair,
Where many lovely mansions be—
We’ll find our rest up there! [Chorus]

4 Within those pearly gates
Our loved and lost we’ll find;
What untold bliss our souls awaits
When with our dear ones joined! [Chorus]

Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #162b

Author: Mary D. James

Born: August 10, 1810, Trenton, New Jersey. Died: October 4, 1883, New York City. Buried: Mercer Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey. When she was 13 years old, James began teaching Sunday school in the Methodist Episcopal church. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement, assisting Phoebe Palmer, and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and elsewhere. She wrote about 50 hymns, and articles by her appeared in the Guide to Holiness, the New York Christian Advocate, The Contributor, The Christian Witness, The Christian Woman, The Christian Standard, and the Ocean Grove Record. Her works include: The Soul Winner: A Sketch of Life and Fact and Incidents in the Life and Labors of Edmund J. Yard, 1883… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O blessed, glorious hope
Title: Rest, Blessed Rest
Author: Mary D. James
Refrain First Line: O rest, blessed rest



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d91

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Gospel Praise Book. #162b

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