Fading, still fading, the last beam is shining

Fading, still fading, the last beam is shining

Tune: LAST BEAM
Published in 154 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Fading, still fading, the last beam is shining;
Father in heaven! the day is declining;
Safety and innocence flee with the light,
Temptation and danger walk forth with the night;
From the fall of the shade till the morning bells chime,
Shield us from danger and keep us from crime!
Father! have mercy, through Jesus Christ our Lord! Amen!

2 Father in heaven! O, hear, when we call,
Through Jesus Christ, who is Saviour of all!
Fainting and feeble, we trust in Thy might;
In doubting and darkness Thy love be our light!
Let us sleep on Thy breast while the night taper burns,
And wake in Thy arms when the morning returns.
Father! have mercy, through Jesus Christ our Lord! Amen!


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #238

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First Line: Fading, still fading, the last beam is shining

Notes

Fading, still fading, the last beam is shining. [Evening.] This anonymous hymn appeared in Hymns for Vestry and Fireside, Boston, U.S., 1841, where it is ascribed to the Sacred Minstrel, a book of tunes, dated 1830. It has attained to great popularity in America, and is given in a great number of modern hymn-books, although unknown to those in Great Britain. It is in a peculiar metre and of exceptional merit. Original text in Songs for the Sanctuary, N. Y., 1865 and 1872. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #370

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #370

A Collection of Choral Hymns for the ... Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal Congregation #d38

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #S5

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #133

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d213

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #59

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Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #59

Catholic School Chimes Part I #d9

Children's Hymn Book and Sodality Manual #d19

Choral Harp for Sunday Schools #d33

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Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #79

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Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for the use of the Baptist churches #T115b

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #152

Companion of Praise for the Sunday School, Family and Prayer Meeting #d51

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Coronation Hymns and Songs: for praise and prayer meetings, home and social singing #132

Die Union Choral Harmonie #d47

Family and Social Melodies #d82

Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d91

Gospel Praise Book #d65

Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d33

Heavenly Echoes #d36

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d129

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #865

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #811

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #81

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #811

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #6

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Hymnal for Christian Science Church and Sunday School Services #193

Hymnal, Church of the Brethren #d92

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Hymns and Songs for Children's Worship, Together with Selections for Anniversary and Festive Occasions #48

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1026

Hymns and Tunes for Home Worship #d49

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d105

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d83

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Hymns New and Old, No. 2: for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #77

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Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #279

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Hymns of the Spirit #169

Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d59

Hymns of Worship and Service #d105

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Hymns of Worship and Service #46

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Hymns of Worship and Service (15th ed.) #46

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Hymns of Worship and Service (Chapel Ed., 4th ed.) #30

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Hymns of Worship and Service. (Chapel ed.) #30

Hymns used by the Pupils of the Sisters of Notre Dame #d48

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In Excelsis for School and Chapel #39

In Excelsis for School and Chapel. l7th ed. #d49

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In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #843

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Joyful Greeting: for the Sabbath-school #197

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Juvenile Choir: for the use of Sabbath Schools, Bible Classes and the social circle #40

Love and Praise #d30

Manual of Catholic Melodies: or, a Compilation of Hymns, Anthems, Psalms ... #d36

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Many Voices; or, Carmina Sanctorum, Evangelistic Edition with Tunes #48

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National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #273

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #548

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1353

Popular Hymns #d42

Popular Hymns for Youth #d34

Popular Hymns: revised for the Work and Worship of the Church Sunday School. #d45

Praise and Thanks #d14

Prison Hymn Book #d78

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #376

Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d88

Rohr's Favorite Catholic Melodies #d17

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Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #39

Sacred Songs for Church and Home #d106

School Recreations: the Catholic Teacher's Companion. 5th ed. #d32

Select Songs for the Singing Service in the Prayer Meeting and Sunday School #d52

Select Songs for the Sunday School #d54

Service and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d30

Soldier's Friend #d15

Songs for the New Life #d138

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #184

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #184

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #184

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #184

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #184

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #184

Songs for the School #d30

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Songs for Worship: in the Sunday-school, social-meeting, and family #98

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d126

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #100

Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d44

St. Basil's Hymn Book: Containing Daily Prayers, Prayers at Mass, Litanies #d33

St. Basil's Hymnal ... 10th ed. #d45

St. Basil's Hymnal. 3rd ed. #d33

St. Basil's Hymnal. Rev. ed. #d34

Sunday School Hymn Book #d100

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Sunday School Hymn Book #132

Sursum Corda: a Manual of English Hymns and Prayers for the Use of CatholicSchools and Choirs #d20

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