Softly Now the Light of Day   2 comments

Above:  Dusk

Image Source = Chad Teer

Hymn Source = The New Psalms and Hymns (1901), of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (1861-1983)

Words (1827) by George Washington Doane (1799-1859), Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey (1832-1859)


1.  Softly now the light of day

Fades upon my sight away;

Free from care, from labor free,

Lord, I would commune with Thee.

2.  Thou, those all-pervading eye

Naught escapes, without, within,

Pardon each infirmity,

Open fault, and secret sin.

3.  Soon, for me, the light of day

Shall for ever pass away;

Then, from sin and sorrow free,

Take me, Lord, to dwell with Thee.

4.  Thou who, sinless, yet hast known

All of man’s infirmity,

Then, from Thine eternal throne,

Jesus, look with pitying eye.

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