Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Sunday Hymn ~ The Haven of Rest

My soul in sad exile was out on life's sea,
So burdened with sin and distressed,

Till I heard a sweet voice, saying, “Make Me your choice”;

And I entered the “Haven of Rest”!


I’ve anchored my soul in the “Haven of Rest,”

I’ll sail the wide seas no more;

The tempest may sweep over wild, stormy, deep,

In Jesus I’m safe evermore.


I yielded myself to His tender embrace,

In faith taking hold of the Word,

My fetters fell off, and I anchored my soul;

The “Haven of Rest” is my Lord.


I’ve anchored my soul in the “Haven of Rest,"
I’ll sail the wide seas no more;
The tempest may sweep over wild, stormy, deep,

In Jesus I’m safe evermore.



The song of my soul, since the Lord made me whole,
Has been the old story so blest,

Of Jesus, who’ll save whosoever will have

A home in the “Haven of Rest.”


I’ve anchored my soul in the “Haven of Rest,”

I’ll sail the wide seas no more;

The tempest may sweep over wild, stormy, deep,

In Jesus I’m safe evermore.


Oh, come to the Savior, He patiently waits
To save by His power divine;

Come, anchor your soul in the “Haven of Rest,”

And say, “My Beloved is mine.”


I’ve anchored my soul in the “Haven of Rest,”

I’ll sail the wide seas no more;

The tempest may sweep over wild, stormy, deep,

In Jesus I’m safe evermore.


Written by Henry L. Gilmour; published 1890

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"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:18-19

6 comments:

  1. Such an encouraging, comforting hymn ~ and beautiful pictures too.
    Thank you,

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  2. Thanks for sharing that hymn. It was wonderful. It reminded me that God is in control no matter what. Have a great day. Dorinda

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  3. It is indeed, Mrs. Anne. And thank you!

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  4. You're welcome, Dorinda. I am glad that it was a blessing and encouragement to you!

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  5. It is, Nabila. One of my favorites!

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