Fading, still fading, the last beam is shining

Fading, still fading, the last beam is shining

Tune: LAST BEAM
Published in 154 hymnals

Representative Text

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!

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

Text Information

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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Instances

Instances (101 - 154 of 154)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The American Vocalist: a selection of tunes, anthems, sentences, and hymns, old and new: designed for the church, the vestry, or the parlor; adapted to every variety of metre in common use. (Rev. ed.) #206Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1353Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #94Page Scan
The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for use in social meetings. #133Page Scan
The Canadian Baptist Hymnal for the use of Churches and Families #d149
The Catholic Youth's Hymn Book by the Christian Brothers. Rev. #d42
The Catholic Youth's Hymn Book: containing the hymns of the seasons and festivals of the year, and an extensive collection of sacred melodies; to which are added an easy mass, vespers, and motets... #73Page Scan
The Centennial Hymnal #d81
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #1210Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal #d149
The Christian Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship #800Page Scan
The Christian hymnal: a collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship; in two parts (Rev.) #591Page Scan
The Christian Hymnist #d121
The Church and School #d42
The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d209
The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #18Page Scan
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #970Page Scan
The Corona #d28
The De La Salle Hymnal: for Catholic schools and choirs #72Page Scan
The Devotional Chimes: a choice collection of new and standard hymns and tunes, adapted to all occasions of social worship, family devotions, and congregational singing #242bPage Scan
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
The Little Seraph: in seven character notes, for churches and Sunday-schools #60Page Scan
The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d61
The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book: for churches and Sunday-schools #T60Page Scan
The Ordinary of the Mass and a Complete Manual of Hymns for Parochial Schools #d83
The People's Hymnal: for use in public and social worship #60Page Scan
The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d140
The Pilgrim's Harp #d52
The Plymouth Hymnal #d110
The Presbyterian Hymnal #915Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #915Page Scan
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #452Page Scan
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: a New and Choice Collection of Popular Sabbath School Music #d32
The Standard Church Hymnal #73Page Scan
The Students' Hymnal #229Page Scan
The Sunday School Choir and Superintendent's Assistant: Consisting of Services, Prayers, and Lessons for the Opening of Sunday School #d31
The Sunday School Prayer and Hymn Book #d9
The Tabernacle #d66
The Voice of Praise #d59
The Westminster Hymnal for congregational and social use and for the Sunday School #9Page Scan
Vestry Chimes: a choice collection of sacred music, adapted to all occasions of social and family worship #118Page Scan
Vestry Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for all occasions of social worship #72Page Scan
Waters' Choral Harp: a new and superior collection of choice hymns and tunes, mostly new, written and composed for Sunday schools, missionary, revival, and social meetings, and for church worship #20Page Scan
Westminster Sabbath School Hymnal, a collection of hymns and tunes for use in sabbath-schools and social meetings #246Page Scan
Young People's Catholic Hymn Book #d20
Young Singer's Friend: or, the Lee Avenue collection of hymns and songs, sacred and secular, suitable for Sabbath schools, social circles, children's meetings, concerts, anniversaries, etc. #a75Page Scan

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