Haven of Rest, The

DESCRIPTION: "My soul in sad exile was out on the (sea/deep), So burdened with sin and distress(ed), When I heard a sweet voice saying, 'Make me your choice,' And I entered the haven of rest." The song describes how faith in Jesus brings rest and calm
AUTHOR: Henry L. Gilmour
EARLIEST DATE: 1890 (according to Morgan)
KEYWORDS: religious Jesus home
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Beck-Maine, pp. 218-219, "Haven of Rest" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Robert J. Morgan, _Then Sings My Soul, Book 2: 150 of the World's Greatest Hymn Stories_, Nelson, 2004, pp. 206-207, "The Haven of Rest" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #4727
NOTES: According to Morgan, Henry L. Gilmour was a dentist who too a season off each year to work as a musician and singing evangelist. - RBW
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