43. As now the sun's declining rays

1 As now the sun's declining rays
at eventide descend,
e'en so our years are sinking down
to their 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 To God the Father, God the Son,
and God the Holy Ghost,
all glory be from saints on earth
and from the angel host.

Text Information
First Line: As now the sun's declining rays
Title: As now the sun's declining rays
Original Language: Latin
Author: Charles Coffin, 1676-1749
Translator: John Chandler, 1806-1876
Publication Date: 2000
Meter: CM
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Alexander Robert Reinagle, 1799-1877
Meter: CM
Key: D Major
Notes: A higher setting may be found at No. 297

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