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Day is past and gone; Darkness hastens on

Day is past and gone; Darkness hastens on

Author: Richard Frederick Littledale
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Day is past and gone;
Darkness hastens on;
Blessed Lord, in mercy keep
Angel guards around Thy sheep.

2 Work again is past;
Blest has come at last;
Blessed Lord, forgive, I pray,
All I have done wrong to-day.

3 Soon in silence deep
God will give me sleep:
Blessed Lord, be Thou my light,
In the watches of the night.

4 When the night is o'er,
And I wake once more,
Blessed Lord, who lovest me,
Make Thy child to follow Thee.


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #11

Author: Richard Frederick Littledale

Richard Frederick Littledale (b. Dublin, 1883; d. London, 1890) entered Trinity College, Dublin, as a foundation scholar, graduated with a bachelors degree in classics, a Masters of Divinity in 1858, then a Bachelors and Doctorate in Civil Law at Oxford in 1862. From 1856 to 1857 he was the curate of St. Matthew in Thorpe Hamlet, Norfolk, and from 1857 to 1861 was the curate of St. Mary the Virgin, in Soho, London. For the remainder of his life he suffered from chronic illness and spent most of his time writing. He authored many books and pamphlets on Anglican liturgy, theology, and the church’s engagement with society, and completed his good friend John Mason Neale’s work on the psalms after Neale died in 1866. Laura de Jong… Go to person page >

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First Line: Day is past and gone; Darkness hastens on
Author: Richard Frederick Littledale
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #181

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Voices of Praise #11

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