Rest for the Weary

Representative Text

There is rest for the weary,
There is rest for the weary,
There is rest for the weary,
There is rest for you.
On the other side of Jordan,
In the sweet fields of Eden,
Where the tree of life is blooming,
There is rest for you.

Source: Pilot Hymns #226

Author: Samuel Young Harmer

Harmer, Samuel Young, son of Samuel Harmer, a member of the Society of Friends, was born at Germantown, Pennsylvania, Dec. 9, 1809. In 1827 he joined the American Methodist Episcopalian Church, and was engaged for several years as a Sunday School teacher and superintendent. In 1842 he became a local preacher of that body, and, in 1847, was admitted into the ministry. He has held appointments in Philadelphia and Iowa. His well-known hymn "In the Christian's home in glory" (Heaven) was written in 1856 for a camp-meeting collection which the Rev. John Gladding was then compiling. It has been slightly altered, and set to music by the Rev. W. McDonald of Boston, Massachusetts. (For these details we are indebted to Dr. Hatfield's Poets of… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is rest for the weary (Chorus)
Title: Rest for the Weary
Author: Samuel Young Harmer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: On the other side of Jordan
Notes: Chorus of the hymn: In the Christian’s home in glory
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Majestic Hymns #d232


Pilot Hymns #226

The American Hymnal for English Speaking People Everywhere #d338

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The Chorus #167

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