560. 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 Thy tend'rest blessing
May mine 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 Thine 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 Thy holy eyes.

Text Information
First Line: Now the day is over
Title: Now the Day Is Over
Author: S. Baring-Gould, 1834-1924 (abr.)
Meter: 65 65
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Tune Information
Name: MERRIAL
Composer: J. Barnby, 1838-96
Meter: 65 65
Key: A Major



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