In the Christian's home in glory

In the Christian's home in glory

Author: Samuel Young Harmer; Author: William Hunter
Tune: [In the Christian's home in glory]
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1 In the Christian’s home in glory,
There remains a land of rest;
There my Saviour’s gone before me,
To fulfill my soul’s request.

There is rest for the weary,
There is rest for the weary,
There is rest for the weary,
There is rest for you.
On the other side of Jordan,
In the sweet fields of Eden,
Where the tree of life is blooming,
There is rest for you.

2 He is fitting up my mansion,
Which eternally shall stand,
For my stay shall not be transient,
In that holy, happy land. [Chorus]

3 Pain and sickness ne’er shall enter,
Grief nor woe my lot shall share;
But in that celestial center
I a crown of life shall wear. [Chorus]


Source: Hymnal and Order of Service: for churches and Sunday-schools #344

Author: Samuel Young Harmer

Harmer, Samuel Young, son of Samuel Harmer, a member of the Society of Friends, was born at Germantown, Pennsylvania, Dec. 9, 1809. In 1827 he joined the American Methodist Episcopalian Church, and was engaged for several years as a Sunday School teacher and superintendent. In 1842 he became a local preacher of that body, and, in 1847, was admitted into the ministry. He has held appointments in Philadelphia and Iowa. His well-known hymn "In the Christian's home in glory" (Heaven) was written in 1856 for a camp-meeting collection which the Rev. John Gladding was then compiling. It has been slightly altered, and set to music by the Rev. W. McDonald of Boston, Massachusetts. (For these details we are indebted to Dr. Hatfield's Poets of… Go to person page >

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the Christian's home in glory
Author: Samuel Young Harmer
Author: William Hunter
Refrain First Line: There is rest for the weary


William Hunter is cited as the author of this hymn in this book:
Hadden, James. A history of Uniontown : the county seat of Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Uniontown, Penn. : James Hadden, 1913, p.516.



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