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His coming draweth nigh

Weary hands will cease from labor

Author: Granville Jones
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full 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.

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. 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



The Cyber Hymnal #2403
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