Good Old hymns

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Good Old hymns

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Perhaps first sung by slaves, this hymn has become a classic for Christians. Many audio versions here:

https://soundcloud.com/search?q=down%20 ... 0to%20pray
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A PERFECT DAY (1909).
Words and Music by Carrie Jacobs-Bond (1862-1946)

When you come to the end of a perfect day,
And you sit alone with your thought,
While the chimes ring out with a carol gay,
For the joy that the day has brought,
Do you think what the end of a perfect day
Can mean to a tired heart,
When the sun goes down with a flaming ray,
And the dear friends have to part?

Well, this is the end of a perfect day,
Near the end of a journey, too,
But it leaves a thought that is big and strong,
With a wish that is kind and true.
For mem'ry has painted this perfect day
With colors that never fade,
And we find at the end of a perfect day,
The soul of a friend we've made.


Many renditions of a day's & life's end - such as this classic duo:

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Another version of this oldie...A Perfect Day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-vf9fkPFR8
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The Mac & Eddy version - without the black screen from 2016 post above:

Truth is against the stream of common thought, deep, subtle, difficult, delicate, unseen by passion’s slaves cloaked in the murk of ignorance. Vipassī Buddha
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Nicholas wrote: Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:41 pm Perhaps first sung by slaves, this hymn has become a classic for Christians. Many audio versions here:

https://soundcloud.com/search?q=down%20 ... 0to%20pray
Also video versions too; deep meaning beyond the conventional:

Truth is against the stream of common thought, deep, subtle, difficult, delicate, unseen by passion’s slaves cloaked in the murk of ignorance. Vipassī Buddha
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