Home to Rest

Whene'er my work on earth is done

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Whenever my work on earth is done]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Whene’er my work on earth is done
I’ll face the glowing west
And calmly view life’s setting sun,
And then go home to rest.

Home to rest,
Home to rest,
My labor done, at the set of sun,
I’m going home to rest.

2 I’ll trust in Jesus, come what may,
He’ll help me when oppressed;
I’ll follow Him till close of day,
And then go home to rest. [Refrain]

3 I know whatever lot I share,
My Father’s will is best,
So while I live my cross I’ll bear,
And then go home to rest. [Refrain]

4 Some day beside the crystal sea
I’ll stand among the blest,
For soon my Lord will call for me,
Then I’ll go home to rest. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Sovereign Grace #137

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Whene'er my work on earth is done
Title: Home to Rest
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Home to rest, home to rest, my labor
Copyright: Public Domain



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Songs of Sovereign Grace #137

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