When shades of night round us close (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-11)   CPDL #51814:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-11).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

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Title: When shades of night round us close
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Charles Coffin (unknown translator)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First Published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 42, p. 19.

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Original text and translations

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1  When shades of night around us close,
And weary limbs in sleep repose,
The faithful soul awake may be,
And longing sigh, O Lord, to Thee.

2  Thou true Desire of nations, hear,
Thou Word of God, Thou Saviour dear;
In pity heed our humble cries,
And bid at length the fallen rise.

3  O come, Redeemer, come and free
Thine own from guilt and misery;
The gates of heaven again unfold,
Which Adam’s sin had closed of old.

4  All praise, eternal Son, to Thee,
Whose advent sets Thy people free,
Whom with the Father we adore
And Holy Ghost for evermore.