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10430. The Daylight Fades

1 The daylight fades, the evening shades
Are gathering round my head;
Father above, I praise that love
Which nightly guards my bed.

2 While Thou art near, I need not fear,
The gloom of midnight hour;
Blest Jesus, still from every ill
Defend me with Thy power!

3 Pardon my sin, and enter in
To sanctify my heart;
Spirit divine, O make me Thine,
And ne’er from me depart!

Text Information
First Line: The daylight fades, the evening shades
Title: The Daylight Fades
Author: Thomas O. Summers, 1812-1882
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Hymns for Schools and Families by Thomas O. Summers (Richmond, Va.: J. Early, 1853)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: My second child was born in 1847, and for her I wrote The daylight fades, as far as I can recollect, about 1849.
Tune Information
Composer: Jeremiah Franklin Ohl (1884)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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