When the Great Sun Sinks to His Rest   1 comment

Sunset on Mars

Image Source:  NASA

Hymn Source = The Hymnal for Youth (1941), of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Words by the Reverend Maltbie Davenport Babcock (1858-1901), U.S. Presbyterian minister, humanitarian, and admirer of nature

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1.  When the great sun sinks to his rest,

His golden glories thrilling me,

And voiceless longings stir my breast,

Then teach me, Lord, to worship Thee.

2.  And when the stars the daylight fled–

In serried, shining ranks I see,

Filling the splendid vault o’erhead,

Then teach me, Lord, to worship Thee.

3.  Or if in solemn forest shades

The calm of nature steals o’er me,

And silence all my soul pervades,

Then teach me, Lord, to worship Thee.

4.  Not in the sacred shrines alone,

Which chime their summons unto me,

Would I look upward to Thy throne,

But everywhere would worship Thee.

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