Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

His coming draweth nigh

Weary hands will cease from labor

Author: Granville Jones
Tune: CABO SAN LUCAS
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Weary hands will cease from labor,
Folded, they at rest will lie,
For we have a burden bearer,
And His coming draweth nigh.

Refrain
Yes, the weary night is passing,
Dawn is breaking in the sky;
We shall hail the glad tomorrow,
For His coming draweth nigh.

2. Sorrow will not last forever,
Tears not always dim the eye;
Jesus is our consolation,
And His coming draweth nigh. [Refrain]

3. Pain is not our lasting portion,
Balm descendeth from on high,
For we have a great Physician,
And His coming draweth nigh. [Refrain]

4. Death is not to be eternal,
Tho’ we all are doomed to die;
Jesus is the resurrection,
And His coming draweth nigh. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2403

Author: Granville Jones

Late 19th Century Currently, our only data on Jones is indirect: E. M. Douthit, who wrote the music for some of Jones’ lyrics, lived in Austin, Texas, in 1899, so perhaps Jones was from that area also. --www.hymntime.com/tch Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Weary hands will cease from labor
Title: His coming draweth nigh
Author: Granville Jones
Refrain First Line: Yes, the weary night is passing

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #2403
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #2403

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements