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Hymn: There is an hour of peaceful rest (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: There is an hour of peaceful rest

Topic: <no topic given>

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


Meter: 10 15 and 16

Tune: The Peaceful Home

Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 386, click to see hymnal pages


THERE is an hour of peaceful rest,

To mourning wanderers given;

There is a joy for souls distressed,

A balm for every wounded breast,

'T is found above-in heaven.

There is a soft, a downy bed,

As fair as breath of even;

A couch for weary mortals spread,

Where they may rest the aching head,

And find repose-in heaven.

There is a home for weary souls,

By sin and sorrow driven;

Where tossed on life's tempestuous shoals

Where storms arise, and ocean rolls,

And all is drear-but heaven.

There faith lifts up the tearless eye,

To brighter prospects given;

It views the tempest passing by,

Sees evening shadows quickly fly,

And all serene-in heaven.

There fragrant flowers immortal bloom,

And joys supreme are given;

There rays divine disperse the gloom,-

Beyond the dark and narrow tomb

Appears the dawn of heaven.