Go down, great sun, into thy golden west

Go down, great sun, into thy golden west

Author: Edward Husband
Tune: PAX DEI (Dykes)
Published in 13 hymnals

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1 Go down, great sun, into thy golden west,
The day is done, the hours of labor past;
The night’s dark shadows deepen all around;
The day is over; rest has come at last.

2 And so our life to even-tide draws nigh,
Our days of change their course have almost run;
And soon the storms of winter will be past,
And then comes summer, and the unsetting sun.

3 And in that holier world of joy and peace,
Our sun shall rise upon a land so blest,
That none in this poor world have words to tell
How great the joy of that pure heavenly rest.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11399

Author: Edward Husband

Husband, Edward was educated at St. Aidan's College, Birkenhead. Taking Holy Orders in 1866, he was successively Curate of Atherstone and Folkestone; and in 1878 Vicar of St. Michael and All Angels, Folkestone. In 1874 Mr. Husband published The Mission Hymnal, in which appeared his hymns as follows:— 1. Alas! poor world, I loved thee long. Rest in Jesus. 2. And dost Thou ask me, dearest Lord. Christ's Invitation, " Follow Me." 3. I must have Jesus only. Jesus only desired 4. Sweet Blood, dear ransom of our souls. The Blood of Jesus. These hymns are very simple, earnest, and impassioned: and bear a great resemblance to Facer's compositions. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Go down, great sun, into thy golden west
Author: Edward Husband
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11399
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