50(i). The sun is sinking fast

1 The sun is sinking fast,
The daylight dies;
Let love awake, and pay
Her evening sacrifice.

2 As Christ upon the Cross
His head inclined,
And to His Father's hands
His parting soul resigned,

3 So now herself my soul
Would wholly give
Into His sacred charge
In whom all spirits live;

4 Thus would I live: yet now
Not I, but he
In all his power and love
Henceforth alive in me:

5 One sacred Trinity,
One Lord Divine;
Myself for ever his,
And he for ever mine.

Text Information
First Line: The sun is sinking fast
Latin Title: Sol praeceps rapitur
Author: Anonymous
Translator: Edward Caswall, 1814-78
Meter: 6466
Language: English
Publication Date: 1973
Topic: Approach to God: Evening
Source: 18th century
Tune Information
Composer: Lennox Berkeley
Meter: 6466
Key: g minor

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