Soulful Rendition of “The Haven of Rest” Live by Glen Payne and Guy Penrod

This is one of the most unforgettable performances of a church hymm ever recorded featuring two of Southern Gospel singers, Glen Payne and Guy Penrod. “The Haven of Rest.” It’s a beautiful hymn and the chorus resonates with these powerful voices: “I’ve anchored my soul in the Haven of Rest. I’ll sail the wide seas no more. The tempest may sweep o’er the wild, stormy deep; In Jesus, I’m safe evermore!

About Guy Penrod

Guy Allen Penrod is a gospel music singer. He is known for his work as the lead singer of the Gaither Vocal Band, a position he held from 1994 to 2008. He was born on July 2, 1963 in Abilene, Texas, and was raised in Hobbs, New Mexico, where his father was the pastor of Temple Baptist Church. He graduated from Liberty University. He and his wife, Angie Clark, have 7 boys and 1 girl. They reside on a farm in Tennessee. Guy Penrod left Gaither Vocal Band to go solo in 2009, the same year that his debut solo album, Breathe Deep, appeared. He has been highly rewarded with several awards like several Grammy Awards and a Dove Award.

About Glen Payne

Glen Weldon Payne was born in Royse City, Texas on October 20, 1926. He became a Christian in 1939 at a church a few miles from Royse City in Rockwell, Texas. He served for fifty-five years as a Southern gospel music singer. He is known for being the lead singer of The Cathedral Quartet. At age 17 in 1944, he joined the Stamps-Baxter Quartet. Payne was also a member of the Lester Stamps Quartet, The Stamps All-Stars, and The Stamps-Ozark Quartet. In 1956, he joined The Weatherford Quartet, which featured Glen, Earl and Lily Fern Weatherford, Armond Morales, and George Younce. Glen died due to complications from cancer in October, 1999 during the Cathedral’s farewell tour.

The Haven of Rest (Lyrics)


Words by H.L. Gilmour
Music by George D. Moore
Arranged by Marty Parks


My soul, in sad exile, was out on life’s sea,
So burdened with sin and distressed;
Then I heard a sweet voice saying, “Make Me your choice,”
And I entered the Haven of Rest.

I’ve anchored my soul in the Haven of Rest.
I’ll sail the wide seas no more.
The tempest may sweep o’er the wild, stormy deep;
In Jesus, I’m safe evermore. Evermore.

I yielded myself to His tender embrace,
Faith taking hold of His Word,
My fetters fell off!
And I anchored my soul!
The Haven of Rest is my Lord!

I’ve anchored my soul in the Haven of Rest.
I’ll sail the wide seas no more.
The tempest may sweep o’er the wild, stormy deep;
In Jesus, I’m safe evermore!

Oh, I’ve anchored my soul in the Haven of Rest!
I’ll sail the wide seas no more.
The tempest may sweep o’er the wild, stormy deep;
In Jesus, I’m safe; In Jesus, I’m safe evermore! Safe evermore!

© 2014 Gaither Music Company

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