Nursery Rhymes

When the Day of Toil is Done

When the Day of Toil is Done Lyrics and Music

The lovely words and lyrics of the treasured hymn begin with "When the day of toil is done, When the race of life is run" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "When the Day of Toil is Done" hymn were written by its English author John Ellerton. The author of the hymn, John Ellerton, was born on December 16, 1826 and died on June 15, 1893. The wonderful music that accompanies the "When the Day of Toil is Done" song of praise was composed by David Evans The composer of the music to the "When the Day of Toil is Done" hymn, David Evans, was born on February 6, 1874 and died on May 17, 1948. We have placed "When the Day of Toil is Done" in the category of Funeral Songs. Enjoy the rousing lyrics of this popular Christian song and well-known church hymn.

When the Day of Toil is Done Hymn
Title: When the Day of Toil is Done *** Name of Composer: David Evans *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: John Ellerton *** Hymns Category: Funeral Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the glorifying words of the "When the Day of Toil is Done" lyrics, John Ellerton (December 16, 1826-June 15, 1893), was born in Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England and achieved fame as a a hymnographer, who not only wrote the words to hymns, but was also an expert on the subject of hymns. He also served in various parishes as a Church of England vicar.

When the Day of Toil is Done Lyrics

When the day of toil is done,
When the race of life is run,
Father, grant Thy wearied one
Rest forevermore.

When the strife of sin is stilled,
When the foe within is killed,
Be Thy gracious Word fulfilled:
Peace forevermore.

When the darkness melts away
At the breaking of the day,
Bid us hail the cheering ray:
Light forevermore.

When the heart by sorrow tried,
Feels at length its throbs subside,
Bring us, where all tears are dried,
Joy forevermore.

When for vanished days we yearn,
Days that never can return,
Teach us in Thy love to learn
Love forevermore.

When the breath of life is flown,
When the grave must claim its own,
Lord of life, be ours Thy crown,
Life forevermore.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "When the Day of Toil is Done", David Evans (February 6, 1874-May 17, 1948), was born in Resolven, Glamorganshire, Wales and became famous as a chorister, Church organist, conductor, composer and musician.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: When the Day of Toil is Done
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): John Ellerton (December 16, 1826 to June 15, 1893)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: David Evans (February 6, 1874 to May 17, 1948)
Hymn Category: Funeral Songs
First Line of Hymn: "When the day of toil is done, When the race of life is run"
First Publication Date: 1870

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