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Fading, still fading, the last beam is shining

Fading, still fading, the last beam is shining

Published in 153 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

Text Information

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


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)



Instances (101 - 153 of 153)
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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1353

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The Baptist Praise Book #94

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The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs #133

The Canadian Baptist Hymnal for the use of Churches and Families #d149

The Catholic Youth's Hymn Book by the Christian Brothers. Rev. #d42

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The Catholic Youth's Hymn Book #73

The Centennial Hymnal #d81

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The Christian Hymn Book #1210

The Christian Hymnal #d149

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The Christian Hymnal #800

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The Christian hymnal #591

The Christian Hymnist #d121

The Church and School #d42

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d209

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The Church Praise Book #18

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #970

The Corona #d28

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The De La Salle Hymnal #72

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The Devotional Chimes #242b

The Gospel Hymnal #d127

The Harmoniad and Sacred Melodist #d22

The Hymn Book of the New Sunday School Companion #d12

The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d147

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The Little Seraph #60

The Modern Harp #d61

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book #T60

The Ordinary of the Mass and a Complete Manual of Hymns for Parochial Schools #d83

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The People's Hymnal #60

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d140

The Pilgrim's Harp #d52

The Plymouth Hymnal #d110

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #915

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #915

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The Psalms of Life #452

The Sabbath Hour #d19

The Sacred Minstrel #d14

The School Hymn and Tune Book #d38

The School Psalter #d61

The Silver Spray #d30

The Silver Spray #d32

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The Standard Church Hymnal #73

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The Students' Hymnal #229

The Sunday School Choir and Superintendent's Assistant #d31

The Sunday School Prayer and Hymn Book #d9

The Tabernacle #d66

The Voice of Praise #d59

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The Westminster Hymnal for congregational and social use and for the Sunday School #9

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Vestry Chimes #118

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Vestry Harmonies #72

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Waters' Choral Harp #20

Young People's Catholic Hymn Book #d20

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Young Singer's Friend #a75


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