98. 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 Grant to little children
visions of your care;
Keep our travels safe by
sea and land and air.

4 Comfort every sufferer
watching late in pain;
Those who plan some evil
from their sin restrain.

5 When the morning wakens,
then may we 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 (1865, alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: Children; Comfort and Assurance; Evening (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph Barnby (1868)
Key: A Major

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