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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

Full 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

Littledale, Richard Frederick, LL.D., D.C.L., son of John Richard Littledale, merchant, was born at Dublin on the 14th of Sept, 1833, and was educated at Bective House Seminary, and Trinity College, Dublin. His University course was distinguished. In 1852 he became a University Scholar; in 1854 he was first class in Classics and gold medallist; in 1856 he won the Berkeley gold medal (for Greek), and other honours. He graduated B.A., 1855, M.A., 1858, LL.D., 1862, and D.C.L. at Oxford, 1862. Taking Holy Orders in 1856, he was Curate of St. Matthew's, in Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich, from 1856 to 1857, and of St. Mary the Virgin, Soho, London, from 1857 to 1861. Through ill-health he retired from parochial work in 1861, and devoted himself to liter… Go to person page >

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