589. Now the Day Is Over

1 Now the day is over;
Night is drawing nigh.
Shadows of the evening
Steal across the sky.

2 Jesus, give the weary
Calm and sweet repose;
With your tend'rest blessing
May my eyelids close.

3 Comfort ev'ry suff'rer
Watching late in pain;
Those who plan some evil,
From their sin restrain.

4 Through the long night watches
May your angels spread
Their bright wings above me,
Watching round my bed.

5 When the morning wakens,
Then may I arise
Pure and fresh and sinless
In your holy eyes.

Text Information
First Line: Now the day is over
Title: Now the Day Is Over
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould, 1834-1924 (abr., alt.)
Meter: 65 65
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Evening
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph Barnby, 1838-96
Meter: 65 65
Key: A♭ Major

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