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My rest is in heaven my rest is not here




My rest is in heaven,
my rest is not here,
Then why should I murmur
when trials are near?
Be hushed my sad spirit,
the worst that can come
But shortens the journey
and hasten me home.


It is not for me to be
seeking my bliss,
And building my hopes
in a region like this;
I look for a city
which hands have not piled;
I pant for a country
by sin undefiled.


The winds of affliction
around me may blow,
And dash my lone barque
as I’m sailing below;
I smile at the storm
as I lean on His breast,
And soon I shall land
in the haven of rest.


The thorn and the thistle
around us may grow—
We would not lie down,
e'en on roses below:
We ask not our portion,
we seek not a rest,
Till in glory for ever
with Christ we are blest.


Let trial and danger
my progress oppose,
They only make heaven
more sweet at the close;
Come joy or come sorrow,
Whate’er may befall,
A home with my God
will make up for it all.


With Christ in my heart,
and His Word in my hand,
I travel in haste
through an enemy’s land;
The road may be rough,
but it cannot be long,
So I journey on singing
the conqueror’s song.


---Alternative verses---


Our rest is in heaven,
our rest is not here:
Then why should we tremble
when trials are near?
Be hushed, our sad spirits,
the worst that can come
But shortens the journey,
and hastens us home.


It is not for us
to be seeking our bliss,
And building our hopes
in a region like this:
We look for a city
which hands have not piled,
We long for a country
by sin undefiled.


Let trial and danger
our progress oppose,
They'll only make heaven
more sweet at the close;
Come joy or come sorrow,
whate'er may befall,
A home with our God
will repay us for all.


With a scrip on the back,
and a staff in the hand,
We march on in haste
through an enemy's land.
The road may be rough,
but it cannot be long,
Let us smooth it with hope,
and cheer it with song.

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LYRICS
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs:
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1981# 160
      1881# 301
      MUSIC
      Name: MARYPORT
      Meter: 11 11 11 11
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 160G
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        11 11 11 11
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