When Earth's Labors Are Over

When earth's labors are over, and I rest on the shore

Author: Anthony J. Showalter
Tune: [When earth's labors are over, and I rest on the shore]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When earth’s labors are o’er,
And I rest on the shore
Of that land where no storms ever beat,
I shall see, face to face,
Him who saved me by grace,
And the saints of all ages shall greet.

O the joy I shall know,
O the joy I shall know,
When the face of my Savior I see;
When He welcomes me home
’Neath His fair palace dome,
O how sweet will His words be to me!

2 There no shadows can fall,
And no death e’er appall,
For the Lord is the light and the life;
By His glory so bright
Shall be banished the night,
And the peace which He gives ends all strife. [Refrain]

3 I shall join in the psalm
To the glorified Lamb,
For salvation so full and so free;
All my fears will be past;
I’ll be safe home at last,
Evermore with the Lord there to be. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13059

Author: Anthony J. Showalter

Anthony Johnson Showalter USA 1858-1924/ Born in Cherry Grove, VA, he became an organist, gospel music composer, author, teacher, editor, and publisher. He was taught by his father and in 1876 received training at the Ruebush-Kieffer School of Music, Dayton, VA. He also attended George Root’s National Normal school at Erie, PA, and Dr Palmer’s International Normal at Meadville, PA. He was teaching music in shape note singing schools by age 14. He taught literary school at age 19, and normal music schools at age 22, when he also published his first book. In 1881 he married Lucy Carolyn (Callie) Walser of TX, and they had seven children: Tennie, Karl, Essie, Jennie, Lena, Margaret, and Nellie. At age 23 he published his “Harmo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When earth's labors are over, and I rest on the shore
Title: When Earth's Labors Are Over
Author: Anthony J. Showalter
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O the joy I shall know, O the joy I shall know
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #13059
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The Cyber Hymnal #13059

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