Now the busy week is done

Now the busy week is done

Author: John Samuel Jones
Tune: HEATHLANDS (Smart)
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1. Now the busy week is done,
Now the rest-time is begun;
Thou hast brought us on our way,
Kept and led us day by day;
Now there comes the first and best,
Day of worship, light and rest.

2. Hallow, Lord, the coming day!
When we meet to praise and pray,
Hear Thy Word, Thy feast attend,
Hours of happy service spend;
To our hearts be manifest,
Lord of labor and of rest.

3. For Thy children gone before
We can trust Thee and adore;
All their earthly week is past,
Sabbath-time is theirs at last;
Fold them, Father, to Thy breast,
Give them everlasting rest.

4. Guide us all the days to come,
Till Thy mercy call us home:
All our powers do Thou employ,
Be Thy work our chiefest joy;
Then, the promised land possessed,
Bid us enter into rest.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4500

Author: John Samuel Jones

Born: March 2, 1831, London, England. Died: 1911, London, England. Jones, John Samuel, b. in London in 1831 and ordained in Ireland in 1858. He has held several benefices, including St. Philip, Clerk en well; Christ Church, Liverpool; and Knight's Enham, Hants. His hymns include:— 1. I was made a Christian. [For the young.] Written about 1880 for use at Enham Sunday School, and published in The Children's Hymn Book, 1881, and subsequently in the 1904 ed. of Hymns Ancient & Modern. 2. Now the busy week is done. [Saturday Evening.] This hymn is attributed on p. 1582, ii.. to the Rev. S. J. Jones, Rector of Batsford, in error. It was contributed to the 1889 Suppl. Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern. Mr. Jones's latest work is A Christian… Go to person page >

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Now the busy week is done. J. S. Jones. [Saturday Evening.] Contributed to the 1889 Suppl. Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern. The author, Spencer John Jones, was born 1857, educated at Worcester College, Oxford (B.A. 1880), and became Hector of Batsford, Gloucestershire, in 1887.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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