Rest of the weary (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2018-12-11)  CPDL #52593:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-12-11).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved.

General Information

Title: Rest of the weary
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: John Samuel Bewley Monsell

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 99. 99

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 195, p. 116

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Original text and translations

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1  Rest of the weary, joy of the sad,
Hope of the dreary, light of the glad;
Home of the stranger, strength to the end,
Refuge from danger, Saviour and friend!

2  Pillow where lying, love rests its head,
Peace of the dying, life of the dead:
Path of the lowly, prize at the end,
Breath of the holy, Saviour and friend!

3  When my feet stumble, to Thee I’ll cry,
Crown of the humble, cross of the high;
When my steps wander, over me bend
Truer and fonder, Saviour and friend!

4  Ever confessing Thee, I will raise
Unto Thee blessing, glory and praise:
All my endeavour, world without end,
Thine to be ever, Saviour and friend!