40. The sun declines; o'er land and sea

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
Author: Robert Walmsley (1893)
Publication Date: 1950
Meter: 8. 4. 8. 4. D.
Topic: Times of Worship: Evening; Evening hymns; God: Love and Fatherhood, His (5 more...)
Copyright: Words used by permission of Miss Clara S. Walmsley.
Tune Information
Composer: Horatio Richmond Palmer (1834-1907)
Meter: 8. 4. 8. 4. D.
Key: E♭ Major

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