My days are like a shadow that declineth.@Psalm 102:11

Ju­lia H. John­ston, in The Go­spel Hymn Book, ed­it­ed by Dan­i­el Tow­ner (New York & Day­ton, Ohio: Lor­enz Pub­lish­ing, 1903), num­ber 9.

Dan­i­el B. Tow­ner (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel B. Towner (1850–1919)

I am traveling tow’rd the sunset gate,
I’m a pilgrim going home;
For the glow of eventide I wait,
I’m a pilgrim going home.

Refrain

Evening bells I seem to hear
As the sunset gate draws near!
Evening bells I seem to hear
As the sunset gate draws near!

There is tranquil rest when day is done,
I shall lay me down in peace;
When the end is reached at set of sun,
I shall lay me down in peace.

Refrain

By the side of those most near and dear,
I shall drop life’s toil and care;
When the Master’s tender voice I hear,
I shall drop life’s toil and care.

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I shall rise again at morning dawn,
I shall put on glory then;
With the shadowy veil of death undrawn,
I shall put on glory then.

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