Advent Hymnals

211. THE HAVEN OF REST

Christ in Song,

1.
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!"

Chorus:
I've anchored my soul in the "Haven of Rest,"
I sail the wide seas no more;
The tempest may sweep o'er the wild, stormy deep,
In Jesus I'm safe evermore.

2.
I yield myself to his tender embrace,
And faith taking hold of his Word,
My fetters fell off, and I anchored my soul:
The Haven of Rest is my Lord.  [Chorus]

3.
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!"  [Chorus]

4.
How precious the tho't that we all may recline,
Like John the beloved and blest,
On Jesus' strong arm, where no tempest can harm,
Secure in the "Haven of Rest!"  [Chorus]

5.
O come to the Saviour!  he patiently waits
To save by his power divine;
Come, anchor your soul in the "Haven of Rest,"
And say, "my Beloved is mine."  [Chorus] 

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Title The Haven of Rest
Key A♭ Major
Titles I've anchored my soul in the "Haven of Rest,"
First Line My soul in sad exile was out on life's sea
Author H. L. Gilmour
Year 1908
Composer Geo. D. Moore
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Tune My soul in sad exile was out on life's sea
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Subjects Christ: Rest in Christ; Living His Life: Rest in Christ; Invitation and Repentance: Call Accepted
Texts Isaiah 14:3
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