1 Softly now the light of day
fades upon my sight away;
free from care, from labor free,
Lord, I would commune with thee.
2 Thou, whose all-pervading eye
naught escapes, without, within,
pardon each infirmity,
open fault, and secret sin.
3 Soon for me the light of day
shall for ever pass away;
then, from sin and sorrow free,
take me, Lord, to dwell with thee.
4 Thou who, sinless, yet hast known
all of man's infirmity;
then, from thine eternal throne,
Jesus, look with pitying eye.
|First Line:||Softly now the light of day|
|Title:||Softly Now the Light of Day|
|Author:||George W. Doane (1824)|
|Topic:||The Church: Evening; Communion with Christ and God; God: Omniscience of(1 more...)|
|Composer:||Carl Maria von Weber (1826; arr.)|