Softly now the light of day (Joseph Barnby)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-20). Score information: A4, 1 page, 56 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved. Transposed up a semitone. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Original text and translations
1 Softly now the light of day
fades upon my sight away;
free from care, from labour free,
Lord, I would commune with thee.
2 Thou, whose all-pervading eye
naught escapes, without, within,
pardon each infirmity,
open fault, and secret sin.
3 Soon for me the light of day
shall for ever pass away;
then, from sin and sorrow free,
take me, Lord, to dwell with thee.
4 Thou who, sinless, yet hast known
all of man's infirmity;
then, from thine eternal throne,
Jesus, look with pitying eye.