"When You Come to the End of a Perfect Day'

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"When You Come to the End of a Perfect Day'

Post by Guest » Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:33 am

I 'd like the lyrics to this old hymn. It's possible the second word is "we" instead of "you".

Thanks for your help.
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"When You Come to the End of a Perfect Day'

Post by Guest » Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:56 pm

I believe this is what you're looking for:

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 tired heart,
When the sun goes down with a flaming ray,
And the dear hearts 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.
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"When You Come to the End of a Perfect Day'

Post by Guest » Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:02 pm

Does anyone have the music to this hymn?"
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"When You Come to the End of a Perfect Day'

Post by Guest » Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:41 am

You can hear Judith Durham sing this song on YouTube. And, as usual, Judith makes it her own.
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"When You Come to the End of a Perfect Day'

Post by Guest » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:15 pm

I'm trying to find music and lyrics to this hymn. Does anyone know of an old hymnal that has this song in it?
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"When You Come to the End of a Perfect Day'

Post by Guest » Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:07 am

I loved Jo Stafford singing this song. It's simply beautiful.
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"When You Come to the End of a Perfect Day'

Post by Guest » Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:43 am

This was sung in the 1940 movie, "Remember the Night." I just saw it on Turner Classic Movies - it's a Christmas love story starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray. The song was so lovely I had to look it up. Thank you for the lyrics!
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"When You Come to the End of a Perfect Day'

Post by Guest » Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:17 pm

what a wonderful ending to a perfect day! When dad passed away in the year 2000, it was was one of his requests that this be sung at his funeral. No one had ever heard of it. I have always wondered about the hymn and the words since that time. This early Christmas morning I was delighted to hear the song performed in the movie "Remember the night" of 1940.

This Christmas has been truly the perfect day! Best regards to all................Dan
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"When You Come to the End of a Perfect Day'

Post by Guest » Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:39 pm

I also heard this song on Remember the Night many times. But for some reason this past Christmas eve, it touched me as never before. Thank you for the lyrics. I hope to find the sheet music. Happy holidays all.
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