His Coming Draweth Nigh

Weary hands will cease from labor

Author: Granville Jones
Published in 3 hymnals

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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.

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. [Chorus]

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

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

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #43

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
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Yes, the weary night is passing
Copyright: Public Domain



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