A Land of Rest

There's a land of rest, for the heart opprest

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [There's a land of rest, for the heart opprest]
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: William A. Ogden

William Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a land of rest, for the heart opprest
Title: A Land of Rest
Author: William A. Ogden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Gathering homeward we will go
Copyright: Public Domain



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