5946. The Sun Declines

1. The sun declines; o’er land and sea
Creeps on the night;
The twinkling stars come one by one
To shed their light;
With Thee there is no darkness, Lord;
With us abide,
And ’neath Thy wings we rest secure
This eventide.

2. Forgive the wrong this day we’ve done,
Or thought, or said;
Each moment with its good or ill
To Thee has fled;
O Father, in Thy mercy great
Will we confide;
Thy benediction now bestow
This eventide.

Text Information
First Line: The sun declines; o'er land and sea
Title: The Sun Declines
Author: Robert Walmsley (1893)
Meter: 84.84 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Horatio Richmond Palmer, 1834-1907
Meter: 84.84 D
Incipit: 33343 32111 23555
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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