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Now the Day is Over   1 comment

sunset

Above:  Sunset in the Philippines

Image in the Public Domain

Text (1865) by the Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924), for a Sunday School festival at Horbury Bridge, Yorkshire, England

Hymn Source = The English Hymnal (1906), The Church of England

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Now the day is over,

Night is drawing nigh,

Shadows of the evening

Steal across the sky.

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Now the darkness gathers,

Stars begin to peep,

Birds and beasts and flowers

Soon will be asleep.

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Jesu, give the weary

Calm and sweet repose;

With thy tenderest blessing

May our eyelids close.

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Grant to little children

Visions bright of thee;

Guard the sailors tossing

On the deep blue sea.

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Comfort every sufferer

Watching late in pain;

Those who plan some evil

From their sin restrain.

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Through the long night watches

May thine Angels spread

Their white wings above me,

Watching round my bed.

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When the morning wakens,

Then may I arise

Pure, and fresh, and sinless

In thy holy eyes.

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Glory to the Father,

Glory to the Son,

And to thee, blest Spirit,

Whilst all ages run.