491. 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 Bering-Gould, 1834-1924 (alt.)
Meter: 65 65
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Evening
Tune Information
Name: MERRIAL
Composer: Joseph Barnby, 1838-96
Meter: 65 65
Key: A Major



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