Before the day draws near its ending (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2018-12-11)  CPDL #52591:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-12-11).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP.

General Information

Title: Before the day draws near its ending
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: John Ellerton

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 98. 98

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 193, p. 115

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Original text and translations

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1  Before the day draws near its ending,
And evening steals o'er earth and sky,
Once more to Thee our hymns ascending
Shall speak Thy praises, Lord Most High.

2  O Light all clear, O Truth most holy,
O boundless Mercy pardoning all,
Before Thy feet, abashed and lowly,
With one last prayer Thy children fall.

3  When we no more on earth adore Thee,
And others worship here in turn,
O may we sing that song before Thee,
Which none but Thy redeemed can learn.