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Words by Elizabeth K. Mills, 1837Tune: O LAND OF REST by William Miller, 1859Key signature: F major (1 flat)Time signature: 4/4Meter: 220.127.116.11. with RefrainPublic Domain1. 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? We’ll work till Jesus comes, We’ll work till Jesus comes, We’ll work till Jesus comes, And we’ll be gathered home.2. 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.3. To Jesus Christ I fled for rest; He bade me cease to roam, And lean for comfort on His breast Till He conduct me home.4. I sought at once my Savior’s side; No more my steps shall roam; With Him I’ll brave death’s chilling tide And reach my heav’nly home.