379. Now the Day Is Over

1. Now the day is over,
Night is drawing nigh,
Shadows of the evening
Steal across the sky.
Now the darkness gathers,
Stars begin to peep;
Birds, and beasts, and flowers
Soon will be asleep.

2. Jesus, give the weary
Calm and sweet repose;
With Thy tend'rest blessing
May mine eyelids close.
Grant to little children
Visions bright of Thee;
Guard the sailors, tossing
On the deep blue sea.

3. Comfort ev'ry suff'rer
Watching late in pain;
Those who plan some evil
From their sin restrain,
Through the long night-watches
May Thine angels spread
Their white wings above me,
Watching round my bed.

Text Information
First Line: Now the day is over
Title: Now the Day Is Over
Author: Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (1865)
Publication Date: 1929
Meter: 6 5 6 5 D
Topic: Songs For Children: Praise
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Anonymous
Meter: 6 5 6 5 D
Incipit: 55132 66554 35432
Key: A♭ Major

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