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And now the sun hath sunk to rest

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1 And now the sun hath sunk to rest,
Again we bend the knee
And meekly lift our ev'ning tho'ts,
O God and King, to Thee.

2 To Thee, whom seraph hosts adore,
Whom friends believe and fear,
Whose mercy seat, in skies above,
To contrite hearts is near.

3 Drive evil tho'ts and dreams afar,
And, waking or asleep,
May heav'nly peace, Thy peace, O God,
Thro' Christ our bosoms keep.

4 Let mercy fall on us like dew,
And angel pinions play
Around us, while the hours of night
In silence pass away.

5 Each night beside the sable gate
Of death the sleeper lies,
And if we pass its portals, Lord,
Let Eden greet our eyes.

Amen.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #574

Author: Elizabeth J. Coffin

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First Line: And now the sun hath sunk to rest
Author: Elizabeth J. Coffin
Copyright: Public Domain

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American Lutheran Hymnal #574

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d14

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #315

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #315

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a315

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