Sleep thy last sleep (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-12)  CPDL #51834:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-12).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP.

General Information

Title: Sleep thy last sleep
Tune: Requiem
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Edward Arthur Dayman

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 46. 46. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 48, p. 22

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Original text and translations

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Sleep thy last sleep,
free from care and sorrow;
rest, where none weep,
till the eternal morrow;
though dark waves roll
o'er the silent river,
thy fainting soul
Jesus can deliver.