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The Day is Fast Declining   1 comment

Lake Dusk

Above:  Lake Dusk

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Hymn Source = The Concordia Hymnal: A Hymnal for Church, School and Home (1932), Norwegian-American Lutheran

Original Text by Hans J. Himmerich (1681-1735)

Norwegian Translation by Wilhelm Andreas Wexels (1797-1866)

English Translation (1929) by Vigleik E. Boe (1872-1953)


1.  The day is fast declining

And night is drawing near;

Thy mercy, Lord, is shining,

Dispelling all our fear.

Our sins forgive, O Father,

Protect us great and small,

Thy holy angels gather

To watch around us all.

2.  When darkness earth has blinded

And day has passed from sight,

We are, O Lord, reminded

Of death’s approaching night.

Illumine Thou our passage,

O Jesus, dearest Friend,

Send us Thy gladsome message,

Grant us a blessed end.