567. 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 tender blessing
may our eyelids close.

3 Through the long night watches,
may your angels spread
their bright wings above me,
watching round my bed.

4 When the morning wakens,
then may I arise
pure and fresh and sinless
in your holy eyes.

Text Information
First Line: Now the day is over.
Title: Now the Day Is Over
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould (1863, alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Morning and Evening; Evening hymns; Rest
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph Barnby (1868)
Key: A Major

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