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Paul Rodney

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Words by Henry Vaughan.

Music by Paul Rodney.

Published by National Music Co.

66-268 Wabash Avenue, Chicago.

44 East 14th Street, New York.

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Verse 1]
The pilgrims throng thro’ the city gates
While the night is falling fast;
They go to watch on Calv’ry’s hill
Ere the twilight hours are past;
Though dark be the way, with eyes of faith,
They gave on His Cross above;
And, lo! From each heart,
The shadows depart,
As they list to his words of love,
As they list to His words of love.

[Refrain] “Rest, rest to the weary,
Peace, peace to the soul;
Tho’ life may be dreary,
Earth is not thy goal,
O lay down thy burden,
O com unto me,
I will not forsake thee,
I will not forsake thee,
I will not forsake thee,
Tho’ all else should flee.”

[Verse 2]
Far, far, away, o’er the dream of years
They hear the voice of the King,
Where, O Grave, where is thy victory,
And where, O Death is thy sting?
Captive He leads them forevermore;
While weary pilgrims rejoice;
For looking on high to the Cross He bore,
The faithful shall hear His voice,
The faithful shall hear His voice.



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