408. Day Is Dying in the West

1 Day is dying in the west;
heav'n is touching earth with rest;
wait and worship while the night
sets her evening lamps alight
through all the sky.

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts!
Heav'n and earth are full of thee!
Heav'n and earth are praising thee,
O Lord Most High.

2 While the deep'ning shadows fall,
Light of light, on whom we call
through the glory and the grace
of the stars that veil thy face,
our hearts ascend. [Refrain]

3 And when fading from our sight
pass the stars, the day, the night,
Lord of glory, on our eyes
let eternal morning rise
and shadows end. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Day is dying in the west
Title: Day Is Dying in the West
Author: Mary Artemesia Lathbury (1877; Alt. 1961)
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: Isaiah 6:3
Topic: The Church: Evening; God: Holiness of; Life: Brevity of
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Holy, holy holy
Tune Information
Composer: William F. Sherwin (1877)
Key: G Major

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