Author: Charles Coffin, 1676-1749; John Chandler, 1806-1876 Hymnal: Common Praise #11a (2000) Meter: 184.108.40.206 Hymnal Title: Common Praise Lyrics: 1 As now the sun's declining rays
at eventide descend,
so life's brief day is sinking down
to its appointed end.
2 Lord, on the cross thine arms were stretched
to draw thy people nigh:
O grant us then that cross to love,
and in those arms to die.
3 All glory to the Father be,
all glory to the Son,
all glory, Holy Ghost, to thee,
while endless ages run. Topics: Evening Scripture: John 12:32-33 Languages: English Tune Title: ST. COLUMBA
As now the sun's declining rays