Evening Shade (Stephen Jenks)

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  • (Posted 2016-04-08)   CPDL #39233:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-08).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1805. All five stanzas of Leland's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-04-08)   CPDL #39232:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-08).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All five stanzas of Leland's hymn included.

General Information

Title: Evening Shade
First Line: The day is past ands gone
Composer: Stephen Jenks
Lyricist: John Leland

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1805

Description: First published in The Delights of Harmony - Norfolk Compiler, 1805, p. xvi, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass. Words by John Leland, 1792, in five stanzas.

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Original text and translations

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1. The day is past and gone,
The evening shades appear;
O may we all remember well
The night of death draws near.

2. We lay our garments by,
Upon our beds to rest;
So death will soon disrobe us all
Of what we here possess.

 

3. Lord, keep us safe this night,
Secure from all our fears;
May angels guard us while we sleep,
Till morning light appears.

4. And when we early rise,
And view th'unwearied sun,
May we set out to win the prize,
And after glory run.

 

5. And when our days are past,
And we from time remove,
O may we in thy bosom rest,
The bosom of thy love.