11. As now the sun's declining rays

1 As now the sun's declining rays
at eventide descend,
so life's brief day is sinking down
to its appointed end.

2 Lord, on the cross thine arms were stretched
to draw thy people nigh:
O grant us then that cross to love,
and in those arms to die.

3 All glory to the Father be,
all glory to the Son,
all glory, Holy Ghost, to thee,
while endless ages run.

Text Information
First Line: As now the sun's declining rays
Latin Title: Labente jam solis rota
Translator: John Chandler (1806-1876)
Author: Charles Coffin (1676-1749)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Church Year: Good Friday; Death and Bereavement; Evening (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Alexander Robert Reinagle (1799-1877)
Meter: CM
Key: D Major

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