Softly Fades the Twilight Ray of the Holy Sabbath Day   1 comment

Above:  St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Perry, Georgia, April 29, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://picasaweb.google.com/114749828757741527421/StChristopherSPerry#5703157489579226818)

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

Words (1832) by the Reverend Samuel Francis Smith

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1.  Softly fades the twilight ray

Of the holy Sabbath day;

Gently as life’s setting sun,

When the Christian’s course is run.

2.  Peace is on the world abroad;

‘Tis the holy peace of God;

Symbol of the peace within,

When the spirit rests from sin.

3.  When the Spirit lingers near,

Where the evening worshipper

Seeks communion with the skies,

Pressing onward to the prize.

4.  Saviour, may our Sabbaths be

Days of peace and joy in Thee!

Till in heaven our souls repose,

Where the Sabbath ne’er shall close.

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  1. Pingback: Samuel Francis Smith « GATHERED PRAYERS COLLECTED BY KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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