Friday, November 28, 2008

The Haven of Rest is my Lord

One hymn that The Lord keeps bringing to my mind is "The Haven of Rest," by Henry L. Gilmour, 1836 - 1920. The melody / music for it, was written by George D. Moore, 19th century, and the arrangement in our hymnal was done by Don Peterman, 1925 -

The words are ...

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

I yhielded my self 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.


The song of my soul, since The Lord made me whole,
Has been the old Story so blest (blessed),
Of Jesus, Who'll save whosoever will have
A home in The Haven of Rest!


O 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."



This hymn is a real inspiration to me. It tells of The Lord
Who I have truly found to be my Haven of Rest!

He is always there!
He is our Help! (at all times)