570. 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 our 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.

6 Glory to the Father,
glory to the Son,
and to you, blest Spirit,
while the ages run.

Text Information
First Line: Now the day is over
Title: Now the Day Is Over
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould, 1834-1924 (alt.)
Meter: 6 5 6 5
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Evening
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph Barnby, 1838-1896
Meter: 6 5 6 5
Key: A Major

Audio recording: MP3
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