13. The Day Is Past and Gone

1 The day is past and gone,
The evening shades appear;
Oh, may we all remember well
The night of death draws near.

2 We lay our garments by
Upon our beds to rest;
So death will soon disrobe us all
of what we now possess.

3 Lord, keep us safe this night,
Secure from all our fears;
May angels guard us while we sleep
'Til morning light appears.

4 And when we early rise
And view unwearied sun,
May we set out to win the prize
And after glory run.

Text Information
First Line: The day is past and gone
Title: The Day Is Past and Gone
Language: English
Publication Date: 1981
Source: Traditional
Tune Information
Name: [The day is past and gone]
Composer: J. Jefferson Cleveland, 1937-
Key: C Major
Copyright: © 1981 by Abingdon.

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