242. Now the laborer's task is o'er

1 Now the laborer's task is o'er;
Now the battle day is past;
Now upon the farther shore
Lands the voyager at last.
Father, in Thy gracious keeping
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping.

2 There the tears of earth are dried;
There its hidden things are clear;
There the work of life is tried
By a juster Judge than here.
Father, in Thy gracious keeping
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping.

3 There the penitents, that turn
To the cross their dying eyes,
All the love of Jesus learn
At His feet in Paradise.
Father, in Thy gracious keeping
Leave we now thy servant sleeping.

4 There no more the powers of hell
Can prevail to mar their peace;
Christ the Lord shall guard them well,
He Who died for their release.
Father, in Thy gracious keeping
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping.

5 "Earth to earth, and dust to dust,"
Calmly now the words we say;
Left behind, we wait in trust
For the resurrection-day.
Father, in Thy gracious keeping
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Now the laborer's task is o'er
Title: Now the laborer's task is o'er
Author: Rev. J. Ellerton
Meter: 7.7.7.7.8.8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1894
Topic: Burial of the Dead
Notes: Tune name in index: REQUIESCAT
Tune Information
Name: [Now the laborer's task is o'er]
Composer: Rev. J. B. Dykes, Mus. Doc.
Meter: 7.7.7.7.8.8.
Key: C Major



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