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Day Is Dying in the West

Day is dying in the west, Heaven is touching earth with rest

Author: Mary A. Lathbury (1878)
Tune: [Day is dying in the west] (Sherwin)
Published in 487 hymnals

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1 Day is dying in the west;
Heaven is touching earth with rest;
Wait and worship while the night
Sets her evening lamps alight
Through all the sky.

Refrain:
Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Hosts!
Heaven and earth are full of thee!
Heaven and earth are praising thee,
O Lord most high!

2 Lord of life, beneath the dome
of the universe, thy home,
Gather us who seek thy face
To the fold of thy embrace,
For thou art nigh. [Refrain]



Source: Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #38

Author: Mary A. Lathbury

Lathbury, Mary Ann, was born in Manchester, Ontario County, New York, Aug. 10, 1841. Miss Lathbury writes somewhat extensively for the American religious periodical press, and is well and favourably known (see the Century Magazine, Jan., 1885, p. 342). Of her hymns which have come into common use we have:— 1. Break Thou the bread of life. Communion with God. A "Study Song" for the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, written in the summer of 1880. It is in Horder's (Eng.) Congregational Hymns, 1884. 2. Day is dying in the west. Evening. "Written at the request of the Rev. John H. Vincent, D.D., in the summer of 1880. It was a "Vesper Song," and has been frequently used in the responsive services of the Chautauqua Literary and Sc… Go to person page >

Tune

[Day is dying in the west] (Sherwin)

William Fiske Sherwin (b. Buckland, MA, 1826; d. Boston, MA, 1888) composed EVENING PRAISE (also called CHAUTAUQUA) in 1877 as the tune to Mary A. Lathbury's text "Day Is Dying in the West." The text and tune were included in the hymnal (1878), and the song was sung at vespers at the Lake Chautauqu…

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Great Songs of the Church #37

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Hymns of Faith #540

Hymns of the Saints #45

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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #109

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #51

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Sing Joyfully #585

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Small Church Music #264

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The United Methodist Hymnal #687

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #408

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Worship in Song #38

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