"There Is an Hour of Peaceful Rest"
by William B. Tappan, 1794-1849
THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)
1. There is an hour of peaceful rest
To mourning wand'rers giv'n;
There is a joy for souls distrest,
A balm for ev'ry wounded breast:
'Tis found above--in heav'n.
2. There is a home for weary souls,
By sin and sorrow driv'n--
When tossed on life's tempestuous shoals,
When storms arise and ocean rolls,
And all is drear--but heav'n.
3. There faith lifts up the tearless eye,
To brighter prospects giv'n,
And views the tempest passing by,
The evening shadows quickly fly,
And all serene--in heav'n.
4. There fragrant flow'rs immortal bloom,
And joys supreme are giv'n;
There rays divine disperse the gloom;
Beyond the confines of the tomb
Appears the dawn of heav'n.
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Hymn #617 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Hebrews 4:9
Author: William B. Tappan, 1818, ab.
Tune: "Pax celeste"
1st Published in: _Celestial Harps_
Town: Edinburgh, 1824
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