12290. The Sun Is Sinking O'er The Mountains Far

1 The sun is sinking o’er the mountains far,
To shine in lands that lie beyond our sight;
Thine own, Oh, Father! All earth’s nations are;
O give them the Light.

2 Earth hath no shadow like Thy veiled face,
No sunshine like the knowledge that Thou art.
Shine forth, great Light! In every darkened place;
Make glad each weary heart.

3 Shine in Thine messengers who bear Thy light,
From home and dear ones though they dwell afar:
Since Thou art with them, may they know no night.
Be Thou their guiding star.

4 And when Heaven’s morning dawneth for us all,
With earthly sun and shade forever past,
From every land Thou wilt Thy children call,
To dwell in light at last.

Text Information
First Line: The sun is sinking o'er the mountains far
Title: The Sun Is Sinking O'er The Mountains Far
Author: Laura W. Rice
Language: English
Source: Missionary Services and Hymnal (Baltimore: General Literature Committee of the Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society of the Lutheran Church, 1895)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: George Whitefield Chadwick (1899)
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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