302. Now the Day Is Over

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 mine eyelids close.

3 Grant to little children
Visions bright of Thee;
Guard the sailors tossing
On the deep, blue sea.

4 Comfort those who suffer,
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 When the morning wakens,
Then may I arise
Pure, and fresh, and sinless
In Thy holy eyes.

Text Information
First Line: Now the day is over
Title: Now the Day Is Over
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould (1865)
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Now_the_Day_Is_Over); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (45)
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph Barnby (1868)
Key: A Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Now_the_Day_Is_Over); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (45)

MIDI file: Now_the_Day_Is_Over.mid
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