Now Cheer Our Hearts This Eventide   Leave a comment

Above:  Hotel Champlain, Evening Sky, Bluff Point, New York, 1900-1915

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det1994020953/PP/)

Hymn Source = Pilgrim Hymnal (1958), of the United Church of Christ

Original German words by Nikolaus Selnecker (1530-1592), a Lutheran minister who studied under Phillip Melanchton at Wittenberg

English Translation from the Yattendon Hymnal (1899), one of the most distinguished hymnals in the English language

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1.  Now cheer our hearts this eventide,

Lord Jesus Christ, and with us abide;

Thou that canst never set in night,

Our heavenly Sun, our glorious Light.

2.  May we and all who bear thy name

By gentle love thy cross proclaim,

Thy gift of peace on earth secure,

And for thy truth the world endure.

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