1 Again, as evening's shadow falls,
We gather in these hallowed walls;
And versper hymn and vesper prayer
Rise mingling on the holy air.
2 May struggling hearts that seek release
Here find the rest of God's own peace;
And, strengthened here by hymn and prayer,
Lay down the burden and the care.
3 O God, our light! to Thee we bow;
Within all shadows standest Thou;
Give deeper calm than night can bring;
Give sweeter songs than lips can sing.
4 Life's tumult we must meet again,
We cannot at the shrine remain;
But in the spirit's secret cell
May hymn and prayer forever dwell.
Source: The Hymnbook #62
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|The Cyber Hymnal #50||Again, as Evening's Shadow Falls||Again, as evening's shadow falls||ABENDS||Samuel Longfellow||<cite>Vespers,</cite> 1859|