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Rest over Jordan

'Tis a blessed hope, and it cheers my soul

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 ‘Tis a blessed hope and it cheers my soul,
That I shall rest, sweetly rest, by and by.
When my work is done and my crown is won,
Then I shall rest, sweetly rest by and by.

By and by,
By and by,
I shall rest, sweetly rest, by and by,
‘Tis a precious hope, ‘tis a blessed hope,
That I shall rest, sweetly rest by and by.

2 ‘Tis a blessed hope which my Saviour gives,
That I shall rest, sweetly rest, by and by.
I shall see Him there in His mansion fair,
When I shall rest, sweetly rest by and by. [Refrain]

3 With a steadfast faith I shall labor on,
That I may rest, sweetly rest, by and by.
O what joy ‘twill be the redeemed to see,
When I shall rest, sweetly rest by and by. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Jewels #3

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

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First Line: 'Tis a blessed hope, and it cheers my soul
Title: Rest over Jordan
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Over Jordan, over Jordan



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