Haven, Bright Haven

Peaceful and beautiful haven of rest

Author: William Cushing
Tune: [Peaceful and beautiful haven of rest]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Peaceful and beautiful haven of rest,
Home of the purified, joy of the blest;
Home where all sadness forever shall flee,
Haven, bright haven, I long for thee.

Refrain:
Home of the purified,
Bright is thy shore,
Haven of peace when life’s trials are o’er;
Home where the dearest of treasures shall be,
Haven, bright haven, I long for thee.

2 Oft have I dreamed of a mansion so fair,
Oft have I wished I at last might be there;
Here, as afar from my pleasures I roam,
Oft do I sigh when I think of home. [Refrain]

3 All is so marred in this Lost Eden plain,
Marred by the death-blight of sin and of pain;
There in that haven no sorrow shall fall,
Beauty’s bright splendor will shine o’er all. [Refrain]

Source: The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School: a new collection of songs for worship #105

Author: William Cushing

Rv William Orcutt Cushing USA 1823-1903. Born at Hingham, MA, he read the Bible as a teenager and became a follower of the Orthodox Christian school of thought. At age 18 he decided to become a minister, following in his parents theology. His first pastorate was at the Christian Church, Searsburg, NY. He married Hena Proper in 1854. She was a great help to him throughout his ministry. He ministered at several NY locations over the years, including Searsburg, Auburn, Brookley, Buffalo, and Sparta. Hena died in 1870, and he returned to Searsburg, again serving as pastor there. Working diligently with the Sunday school, he was dearly beloved by young and old. Soon after, he developed a creeping paralysis that caused him to lose his… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Peaceful and beautiful haven of rest
Title: Haven, Bright Haven
Author: William Cushing
Refrain First Line: Home of the purified

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The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School #105

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