Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1895

Comments

Sacred song with accompaniment for the piano or organ. Words by William H. garner, Music by Philip Greely. White-Smith Music Pub Co.

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Abstract

The sunset shadows deepen
With the minster walls
And like a benediction
Life’s curtain slowly falls
Alone there, in the twilight
There comes a singer blest
And softly with the organ
He sings of the rest
Come to the land of rest,
Come to the land of rest
There from thy heart, shadows depart,
Peace ever reigns in thy breast
Come to the land of rest
Come to the land of rest
Come weary feet, wondrously sweet,
is this fair country so blest.
The music softly floated Into the city street
And reach’d the worn and weary
Bound home with tired feet.
It sent a precious message
To many a troubled breast,
And many bless’d the singer
And his sweet song of the rest.
Come to the land of rest
Come to the land of rest
There from thy heart, shadows depart.
Peace ever reigns in thy breast
Life is on happy dream of peace
Joy’s sweet anthems never cease
Ev’ry soul is richly bless’d
In this wondrous land of rest
Come to the land of rest.

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