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Fading, still fading, the last beam is shining

Fading, still fading, the last beam is shining

Tune: LAST BEAM
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

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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Die Union Choral Harmonie #d47

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Juvenile Choir #40

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d83

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

Manual of Catholic Melodies #d36

The Sunday School Choir and Superintendent's Assistant #d31

The Modern Harp #d61

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

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The American Vocalist #206

Family and Social Melodies #d82

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d105

Rohr's Favorite Catholic Melodies #d17

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

The Sacred Minstrel #d14

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1353

The Harmoniad and Sacred Melodist #d22

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The Psalms of Life #452

Songs of the Unity #d44

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Young Singer's Friend #a75

The Tabernacle #d66

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Waters' Choral Harp #20

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Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages #T31

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Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages #218

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Hymns of the Spirit #169

Sunday School Hymn Book #d100

The School Psalter #d61

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Vestry Chimes #118

Choral Harp for Sunday Schools #d33

Soldier's Friend #d15

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

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The Christian Hymn Book #1210

Heavenly Echoes #d36

Prison Hymn Book #d78

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

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

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Songs for the Sanctuary #184

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

The Silver Spray #d30

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Vestry Harmonies #72

Children's Hymn Book and Sodality Manual #d19

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

School Recreations #d32

Songs for the New Life #d138

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

The Pilgrim's Harp #d52

Popular Hymns for Youth #d34

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Christian Praise #T115b

Hymns and Tunes for Home Worship #d49

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Songs for the Sanctuary #184

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The Catholic Youth's Hymn Book #73

The Christian Hymnal #d149

The Silver Spray #d32

The Sunday School Prayer and Hymn Book #d9

Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d59

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Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #39

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

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The Baptist Praise Book #94

The Voice of Praise #d59

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

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Songs for Worship #98

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The Devotional Chimes #242b

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book #T60

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

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

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The Little Seraph #60

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #915

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National Hymn and Tune Book #273

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #376

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Songs for the Sanctuary #184

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The Christian Hymnal #800

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Church Harmonies #152

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Garlands of Praise #140

The School Hymn and Tune Book #d38

Songs for the School #d30

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #133

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

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

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #915

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Coronation Hymns and Songs #132

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Songs of the Church #100

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Christian Praise #79

Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d33

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Laudis Corona #206b

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d126

The Gospel Hymnal #d127

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The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs #133

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The Church Praise Book #18

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

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #548

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The Christian hymnal #591

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

Love and Praise #d30

Popular Hymns #d42

Popular Hymns #d45

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Sabbath Bells #53

Select Songs for the Sunday School #d54

Service and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d30

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Carmina Sanctorum #59

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