406. Now the Day Is Over

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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 thy tend'rest blessing
may our eyelids close.

3 Grant to little children
visions bright of thee;
guard the sailors, tossing
on the deep blue sea.

4 Comfort ev'ry suff'rer
watching late in pain;
those who plan some evil
from their sin restrain.

5 Through the long night watches
may thine angels spread
their white wings above me,
watching round my bed.

6 Glory to the Father,
glory to the Son,
and to thee, blest Spirit,
whilst all ages run.

Text Information
First Line: Now the day is over
Title: Now the Day Is Over
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould (1865)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 6.5.6.5.
Scripture: Proverbs 3:24; Song of Solomon 1:3
Topic: The Church: Evening; Protection
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MERRIAL
Composer: Sir Joseph Barnby (1868)
Meter: 6.5.6.5.
Key: A Major



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