There is sweet rest

There are dangers drear on the sea of life

Author: Harriet E. Jones
Tune: [There are dangers drear on the sea of life]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 There are dangers drear on the sea of life,
There are paths to shun where the rocks are rife,
And we’re often toss’d by the wind and tide,
But there’s rest, sweet rest, on the Canaan-side.

Refrain:
O the rest, sweet rest, on the Canaan-side,
Where the angels bright and the saints abide;
For the faithful here, for the true and tried
There is rest, sweet rest, on the Canaan-side.

2 There are storms to face all the way across,
And so frail our barks, we may suffer loss,
But one Beacon true o’er the sea shall guide
To the rest, sweet rest, on the Canaan-side. [Refrain]

3 When the skies are dark and the wild waves roll,
Still the Beacon gleams shall our bark control;
In the wondrous light we will onward glide
To our rest, sweet rest, on the Canaan-side. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 5 #120

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There are dangers drear on the sea of life
Title: There is sweet rest
Author: Harriet E. Jones
Refrain First Line: O the rest, sweet rest
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