Thou shalt rest at eve

Onward press, though faint and weary

Author: E. W. Chapman
Tune: [Onward press, though faint and weary]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Onward press, tho’ faint and weary,
Droop not ‘neath the parching sun,
Onward thro’ the desert dreary,
Till the day is won;
Tho’ by feet be worn and bleeding,
Ne’er the narrow pathway leave,
Thro’ thy Savior’s interceding,
Thou shall rest at eve.

Refrain:
Rest on the beautiful shore,
Where no sorrow thy breast can heave,
Yes, on the bright beautiful shore,
Thou shall rest at eve,
Thou shall rest at eve.

2 Duties wait for the fulfilling,
Let thy full strength go to each,
With an earnest heart, and willing,
Labor, pray, and teach;
Falter not beneath thy burden,
Jesus’ precious word believe,
Faith presents the promised guerdon,
Thou shall rest at eve. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ the promise long may tarry,
And the way seems dark and drear,
Gloomy doubts and fears still parry,
Night will soon be here;
Saved ones wait beyond the river,
They no longer sin or grieve,
With them, in the bright forever,
Thou shall rest at eve. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat: hymns new and old, for missionary and revival meetings, and sabbath-schools #155

Author: E. W. Chapman

Anzentia Igene (Angie) Perry Chapman, 1849-1889. Born near Lansing, MI, Angie was the wife of Free Methodist minister, Edwin W. Chapman. They had three children. She helped on his evangelism tours and rural preaching circuits. They worked in Sparta, MI, and helped found the first Free Methodist church in Grand Rapids, MI. She also wrote hymn lyrics. In 1888 they followed an evangelistic tour of Kansas, and them moved to Isabella County, MI. She died in Mt. Pleasant, MI. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Onward press, though faint and weary
Title: Thou shalt rest at eve
Author: E. W. Chapman
Refrain First Line: Rest on the beautiful shore

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Sweet Fields of Eden for the Sabbath School #d72

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The Finest of the Wheat #155

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