Now the Laborer's Task is O'er
John Ellerton (1870)
I wrote about this hymn last September, for Labor Day. But the hymn is far more appropriate for what we now call Memorial Day but used to call Decoration Day, the day when we remembered our loved ones who have passed on, especially those who died in the service of our country.
That day was important for me when I was a small boy, because my cousins a…
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