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439. Now the Day Is Over

1 Now the day is over,
night is drawing nigh,
shadows of the evening
steal across the sky.

2 Now the darkness gathers,
stars begin to peep;
birds, and beasts, and flowers
soon will be asleep.

3 Jesus, give the weary
calm and sweet repose;
with your tender blessing
may my eyelids close.

4 Comfort every sufferer,
watching late in pain;
those who plan some evil
from their sin restrain.

5 When the morning wakens,
then may I arise
pure, and fresh, and sinless
in your holy eyes.

Text Information
First Line: Now the day is over
Title: Now the Day Is Over
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould (1865)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 6 5 6 5
Topic: The Church at Worship: Closing and Evening Hymns; Children Praising; Closing Hymns (4 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph Barnby (1868)
Meter: 6 5 6 5

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