409. Softly Now the Light of Day

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.

Text Information
First Line: Softly now the light of day
Title: Softly Now the Light of Day
Author: George W. Doane (1824)
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: Psalm 42:8
Topic: The Church: Evening; Communion with Christ and God; God: Omniscience of (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Carl Maria von Weber (1826; arr.)
Key: F Major
Source: Arr.

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