The Haven of Rest Lyrics, Story, and Video

The Haven of Rest Lyrics

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.

I’ve anchored my soul in the haven of rest,
I’ll sail the wide seas no more;
The tempest may sweep o’er the wild stormy deep,
In Jesus I’m safe evermore.

2 I yielded myself to His tender embrace,
And faith taking hold of the word,
My fetters fell off, and I anchored my soul:
The haven of rest is my Lord. [Refrain]

3 The song of my soul, since the Lord made me whole,
Has been the old story so blessed,
Of Jesus who’ll save whosoever will have
A home in the haven of rest. [Refrain]

4 How precious the thought that we all may recline,
Like John, the beloved and blessed,
On Jesus’ strong arm, where no tempest can harm,
Secure in the haven of rest. [Refrain]

5 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.” [Refrain]

The Haven of Rest Hymn Story

“The Haven of Rest” is a hymn that was written by Henry Lake Gilmour. It was first published in 1885.

Henry Lake Gilmour was born in 1836 at Londonderry in Ireland but later emigrated to the United States.

He was a layman who served as Sunday School Superintendent and also worked as song leader in the Methodist church.

During this time, he composed gospel songs and edited gospel song books. He died in New Jersey in 1920 after an accident.

Henry Lake Gilmour - The Haven of rest hymn writer
Henry Lake Gilmour

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