673. Now the day is over

1 Now the day is over,
Night is drawing nigh,
Shadows of the evening
Steal across the sky.

2 Now the darkness gathers,
Stars begin to peep,
Birds and beasts and flowers
Soon will be asleep.

3 Jesus, give the weary
Calm and sweet repose;
With thy tenderest blessing
May their eyelids close.

4 When the morning wakens,
Then may I arise
Pure and fresh and sinless
In thy holy eyes.

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First Line: Now the day is over
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Means of grace: Family worship - Evening
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