The Holy of Holies

There is a blest pavilion

Author: D. S. Warner
Tune: [There is a blest pavilion]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: Sibelius
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

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1 There is a blest pavilion,
A sacred inner court,
The place of God’s own dwelling
With all the world shut out.
Oh, holy resting place!
Oh, calm and pure retreat!
Where God unveils His face,
And life is only sweet.

Oh, sweet and tranquil home,
Where only God is known!

2 Within this greater temple,
Built by the Son of God,
We’ve found a full salvation,
And entered through the blood.
Here on the mercy seat,
Beneath the cherubim,
We dwell in love complete,
And heaven’s glory hymn. [Refrain]

3 We reach the cleansing laver,
The blood has been applied,
Then on the golden altar,
We’re wholly sanctified.
Within the second veil,
Oh, holy! holy place!
With joyful lips we tell
The fullness of His grace. [Refrain]

4 Oh, glory be to Jesus!
I’ve boldly entered in
The secret of His presence,
And triumph over sin.
My soul is hid away
In God, with Jesus Christ;
And here I’ll ever stay,
In sweet, eternal rest. [Refrain]

Author: D. S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a blest pavilion
Title: The Holy of Holies
Author: D. S. Warner
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, sweet and tranquil home



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