When On My Day of Life the Night is Falling   1 comment


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Hymn Source = The Methodist Hymnal (1935), of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Methodist Protestant Church, and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, forebears of The Methodist Church (1939-1968) and The United Methodist Church (1968-)

Words by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)


1.  When on my day of life the night is falling,

And, in the wind from unsunned spaces blown,

I hear far voices out of darkness calling

My feet to paths unknown;

2.  Thou, who hast made my home of life so pleasant,

Leave not its tenant when its walls decay;

O Love Divine, O Helper ever present,

Be Thou my strength and stay.

3.  I have but Thee, my Father! let Thy Spirit

Be with me then to comfort and uphold;

No gate of pearl, no branch of palm I merit,

Nor street of shining gold.

4.  Suffice it if my good and ill unreckoned,

And both forgiven thro’ Thine abounding grace–

I find my self by hands familiar beckoned

Unto my fitting place,–

5.  Some humble door among Thy many mansions,

Some sheltering shade where sin and striving cease,

And flows for ever through heaven’s green expansions

The river of thy peace.

6.  There, from the music round about me stealing,

I fain would learn the new and holy song,

And find at last, beneath Thy trees of healing,

The life for which I long.

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