Rest over Jordan

To the promised home in glory

Author: William Hunter
Tune: [To the promised home in glory]
Published in 26 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 To the promised home in glory,
To that land of blissful rest,
My Redeemer’s gone before me,
To prepare a mansion, blest.

Yes, there is rest over Jordan’s waters,
Rest for such as from sin are free;
Rest for all who come to Jesus—
Rest for you and me.

2 He is fitting up that mansion,
Which eternally shall stand,
For my stay shall not be transient
In that holy, happy land. [Refrain]

3 Pain nor sickness ne’er shall enter,
Grief nor woe my lot shall share,
But in that celestial centre,
I a crown of life shall wear. [Refrain]

4 Death itself shall then be vanquished,
And his string shall be withdrawn,
Shout for gladness, O ye ransomed,
Hail with joy the rising morn. [Refrain]

5 Sing, O sing, ye heirs of glory,
Shout your triumph as you go;
Zion’s gate will open for you,
You shall find an entrance through. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #245

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: To the promised home in glory
Title: Rest over Jordan
Author: William Hunter
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Yes, there is rest over Jordan's waters
Copyright: Public Domain



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