The Christian’s Rest 284
Tune: Henry Goodwin Mann, 1869; Arranged by Rev. W. A. Cumbie, 1907
Lyrics: Elizabeth King Mills, 1837
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
O land of rest, for thee I sigh,
When will the moment come
When I shall lay my armor by,
And dwell in peace at home?
Carry me home, Carry me home;
Carry me to my long sought home,
Where Sabbath hath no end.
No tranquil joys on earth I know,
No peaceful, shelt'ring dome;
This world's a wilderness of woe,
This world is not my home.
To Jesus Christ I sought for rest,
He bid me cease to roam,
And fly for refuge to His breast,
And He'd conduct me home.
Rev. W. A. Cumbie was a gospel preacher of wonderful power and rare gifts, having served his God more than three score years. He is now ready for the summons, “Come, thou faithful servant.” Brother Cumbie, this little inscription is from one who loves you.