- (Posted 2018-11-19) CPDL #52172:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-19). Score information: A4, 1 page, 59 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: When the day of toil is done
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: John Ellerton
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 777. 5
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 107, p. 60
Original text and translations
1 When the day of toil is done,
When the race of life is run,
Father, grant Thy wearied one
Rest for evermore.
2 When the strife of sin is stilled,
When the foe within is killed,
Be Thy gracious word fulfilled,
"Peace for evermore."
3 When the darkness melts away
At the breaking of the day,
Bid us hail the cheering ray,
Light for evermore.
4 When the heart by sorrow tried
Feels at length its throbs subside,
Bring us, where all tears are dried,
Joy for evermore.
5 When for vanished days we yearn,
Days that never can return,
Teach us in Thy love to learn
Love for evermore.
6 When the breath of life is flown,
When the grave must claim its own,
Lord of life, be ours Thy crown,
Life for evermore.