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Land of rest

There's a land of sweet rest

Author: Will H. Ruebush
Tune: [There's a land of sweet rest]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 There’s a land of sweet rest,
For the worn and opprest,
No tongue half its glory can tell;
There no shadow of gloom,
To its ransomed can come,
Where they speak ne’er a parting farewell.

Refrain:
O sing of the land, sweet home of the blest,
Where sin or where sorrow ne’er trouble the breast,
I long for thy glories, O land of sweet rest,
I long, oh, I long to be there.

2 O that land of pure joy,
Where no troubles annoy,
O when shall I go there to be
In that beautiful land,
On whose bright golden strand,
Ever floweth the calm crystal sea. [Refrain]

3 Many loved ones have gone,
And have joined that glad throng,
Who swell the sweet anthem of love;
And they wait for me there,
Them to meet in my prayer,
In that home, bright, eternal above. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #226

Author: Will H. Ruebush

William Howe Ruebush (Will H. Ruebush) 1873-1956 Born: June 4, 1873, Sing­ers Glen, Vir­gin­ia. Died: October 6, 1956, Elk­ton, Vir­gin­ia. A vo­cal mu­sic teach­er ear­ly in his ca­reer, Rue­bush di­rect­ed an ar­my band in France in World War I. Af­ter the war, he led ma­ny ci­vil­ian or­ches­tras and bands, and taught at sev­er­al schools, in­clud­ing the Shen­an­do­ah Con­serv­a­to­ry of Mu­sic in Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia. He com­posed ma­ny marches, in­clud­ing The Stone­wall Bri­gade March, Shen­an­do­ah, and the Al­ma Ma­ter Song for Tu­lane Un­i­ver­si­ty. Rue­bush spent most of his life in Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia, where he be­came pre­si­dent of the Rue­bush-Kieff­er Pub­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a land of sweet rest
Title: Land of rest
Author: Will H. Ruebush
Refrain First Line: O sing of the land, sweet home of the blest
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