The Beautiful Harbor

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1 There's a lovely harbor of peace and rest,
Away o'er the storm-tossed foam;
Oh, my heart is seeking that haven blest,
I'm longing to reach that home.

Softly I'll glide with the flowing tide,
When murmuring winds shall cease;
Into the harbor, the beautiful harbor,
Harbor of rest and peace.

2 There's a rainbow spans all that harbor wide,
God's sunshine on human tears;
With a golden ripple, the ebbing tide
Sweeps out all our doubts and fears. [Refrain]

3 There the waves shall mirror the faces back
We've missed so long and sore;
As they crowd to welcome our homeward track,
And beckon us to the shore. [Refrain]

4 There the river of life comes winding down
From the everlasting hills;
There the music of heaven all sorrow drowns,
And each soul with its rapture fills. [Refrain]

Source: Our Praise in Song: a collection of hymns and sacred melodies, adapted for use by Sunday schools, Endeavor societies, Epworth Leagues, evangelists, pastors, choristers, etc. #12

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a lovely harbor of peace and rest
Title: The Beautiful Harbor
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Softly I'll glide with the flowing tide
Copyright: Public Domain



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