11a. 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
Original Language: Latin
Author: Charles Coffin, 1676-1749
Translator: John Chandler, 1806-1876
Meter: 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Topic: Evening
Tune Information
Meter: 87 87
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Petrie Collection of Irish Melody

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