Resting at Home

They watch and wait beyond death’s sea

Author: Laura E. Newell
Tune: [They watch and wait beyond death’s sea]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 They watch and wait beyond death’s sea,
Beside the gate of heav’n for thee;
And when at last the day is done,
Thou’lt meet them there, the conquest won.

Refrain:
Resting at home, never to roam,
Glad in his love, resting at home,
Never to roam, never to roam,
Glad in his love, resting at home.

2 The silent stream of death they past,
Nor dream of woe of earth’s cold blast;
But when the flow’rs are even fair,
The ones we love wait over there. [Refrain]

3 The moments glide, day swiftly fly,
Time’s restless tide is sweeping by;
But soon shall dawn a golden day,
When time and toil have passed away. [Refrain]

Source: Pearls of Praise #159

Author: Laura E. Newell

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1854, New Marl­bo­rough, Con­nec­ti­cut. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1916, Man­hat­tan, Kan­sas. Daughter of Mr. and Edward A. Pixley, but orphaned as an infant, Laura was adopted by her aunt, then Mrs. Hiram Mabie, who at the time lived in New York. In 1858, the Mabie family moved to a farm south of where Wamego, Kansas, now stands. Two years after the move, Mr. Mabie died, and his wife resumed teaching. In 1860, Mrs. Mabie accepted a position in Topeka, Kansas, where she taught many years. Under her tutelage, Laura received her education. As early as age 12, Laura was writing rhymes, and two years later her poems began to appear in local newspapers. She had no thought of a literary career; she simply wrote… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: They watch and wait beyond death’s sea
Title: Resting at Home
Author: Laura E. Newell
Refrain First Line: Resting at home, never to roam
Publication Date: 1893
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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