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Gone are the shades of night

Gone are the shades of night

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Full Text

Gone are the shades of night,
The hours of rest are o'er;
New beauties sparkle bright,
And heaven is light once more.

To Thee our prayers shall speed,
O Lord of light Divine;
Come to our utmost need,
And in our darkness shine.

Spirit of love and light,
May we Thine image know,
And in Thy glory bright,
To full perfection grow.

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Hear us, O Father blest,
Save us, O Christ the Son;
Thou Comforter the best,
Lead us till life is done.

Text Information

First Line: Gone are the shades of night
Meter: 6.6.6.6
Language: English

Notes

Jam meta noctis transiit. [Morning.] Daniel, i., No. 4, and iv., p. 36, erroneously ascribes this to Hilary. It has not been traced earlier than to the Mozarabic Breviary of 1502, f. 2956, where it is in the Office of Aurora, i.e. the earliest of the hour services on week-days throughout the year.
Translated as:— Gone are the shades of night. By J. Brownlie, in his Hymns of the Early Church, 1896, p. 23, repeated in the Presbyterian Church Hymnary, 1898, No. 346, with lines 3-4 of the doxology altered. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--Excerpt from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)




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