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Hymn: My rest is in heaven my home is not here (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: My rest is in heaven my home is not here

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: 11s and 12s


Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 359, click to see hymnal pages


MY rest is in heaven-my home is not here,

Then why should I mourn when trials appear?

Be hushed, my sad spirit-the worst that can come

But shortens thy journey and hastens thee home.

A pilgrim and stranger, I seek not my bliss,

Nor lay up my treasures in regions like this;

I look for a mansion which hands have not piled,-

I long for a city by sin undefiled.

Though foes and afflictions my progress oppose,

They only make heaven more sweet at the close;

Come joy or come sorrow-the worst may befall

One moment in glory makes up for them all.

The thorn and the thistle, around me may grow,

I would not repose me on roses below;

I ask not my portion-I see not my rest,

Till seated with Jesus, I lean on his breast.

No scrip for my journey-no staff in my hand,

A pilgrim impatient I press to that land;

The path may be rugged, it cannot be long-

With hope I'll beguile it, and cheer it with song.