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Rest in the Grave

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1 There's rest in the grave,
Life's toils are all past,
Night cometh at last:
How calmly I rest
In the sleep of the blest,
Nor hear life's storm rave
O'er my green, grassy grave.

2 No rest in the grave--
Heaven's dawn purples fast,
Morn's splendors are cast
Like shafts through the gloom
Of the dark, silent tomb;
Heaven's fair bowers wave--
No rest in the grave!

3 Arise from the grave!
Heaven's bright, burning throng
Come rushing along;
They gird me about,
And triumphant shout,
As myriad palms wave,
Ascend from the grave.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #917

Author: Charles Beecher

Beecher, Charles, son of the well-known Dr. Lyman Beecher, whose autobiography he chiefly edited, and brother of Henry Ward Beecher, was born at Litchfield, Connecticut, 1815. Mr. Beecher was for some time a Congregational pastor at Georgetown, Mass. He has published Review of Spiritual Manifestations, 1853; Pen Pictures of the Bible, 1855, &c. His hymns were contributed to his brother's Plymouth Collection, 1855, and include:— 1. There's rest in the grave. Heaven. 2. We are on our journey home. Heaven. The latter is in the more extensive use, but both are unknown to the English collections. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's rest in the grave
Title: Rest in the Grave
Author: Charles Beecher
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)

Glad Tidings #d90

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Plymouth Collection #a1268

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1268

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Popular Hymns Number 2 #213

Popular Hymns, revised #174

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d405

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1268

The Centennial Hymnal #d396

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The Harp #982

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a982

The Olive Branch #d150

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The Standard Church Hymnal #484

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The Voice of Praise #917

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