That city of rest

'Tis not for the beauty

Author: William G. Tomer
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: William G. Tomer

Born: Oc­to­ber 5, 1833, New Jer­sey. Died: Sep­tem­ber 26, 1896, New Jer­sey. Buried: Un­ion Cem­e­te­ry, Fines­ville, New Jer­sey. Tomer stu­died sing­ing and sang in the choir in Fines­ville, New Jer­sey, and be­gan teach­ing school at age 17. He served in the Un­ion army dur­ing the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, then worked as a clerk in Wash­ing­ton, DC, served as mu­sic di­rect­or for Grace Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal Church, and taught school in New Car­pen­ters­ville and Green­wich, New Jer­sey. He was liv­ing in Green­wich as of 1880. --www.cyberhymnal.org/ Go to person page >

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First Line: 'Tis not for the beauty
Title: That city of rest
Author: William G. Tomer
Refrain First Line: City of rest, city of rest

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