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 (1 - 100 of 154)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Die Union Choral Harmonie #d47
Juvenile Choir: for the use of Sabbath Schools, Bible Classes and the social circle #40Page Scan
Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d83
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #S5Page Scan
Manual of Catholic Melodies: or, a Compilation of Hymns, Anthems, Psalms ... #d36
The Sunday School Choir and Superintendent's Assistant: Consisting of Services, Prayers, and Lessons for the Opening of Sunday School #d31
The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d61
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #370Page 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
Family and Social Melodies #d82
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d105
Rohr's Favorite Catholic Melodies #d17
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1353Page Scan
The Sacred Minstrel #d14
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1353Page Scan
The Harmoniad and Sacred Melodist #d22
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
Cottage Melodies; a hymn and tune book, for prayer and social meetings and the home circle #392Page Scan
Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d44
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
The Tabernacle #d66
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
Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages: a collection of hymns and tunes adapted to all occasions of social worship #T31Page Scan
Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages: a collection of hymns and tunes adapted to all occasions of social worship #218Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #169Page Scan
Sunday School Hymn Book #d100
The School Psalter #d61
Vestry Chimes: a choice collection of sacred music, adapted to all occasions of social and family worship #118Page Scan
Choral Harp for Sunday Schools #d33
Soldier's Friend #d15
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #370Text
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #1210Page Scan
Heavenly Echoes #d36
Prison Hymn Book #d78
Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d88
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #81Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #184Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #184Page Scan
The Silver Spray #d30
Vestry Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for all occasions of social worship #72Page Scan
Children's Hymn Book and Sodality Manual #d19
Hymns and Songs for Children's Worship, Together with Selections for Anniversary and Festive Occasions #48Page Scan
School Recreations: the Catholic Teacher's Companion. 5th ed. #d32
Songs for the New Life #d138
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #184Page Scan
The Pilgrim's Harp #d52
Popular Hymns for Youth #d34
Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for the use of the Baptist churches #T115bPage Scan
Hymns and Tunes for Home Worship #d49
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #184Page Scan
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 Christian Hymnal #d149
The Silver Spray: a New and Choice Collection of Popular Sabbath School Music #d32
The Sunday School Prayer and Hymn Book #d9
Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d59
Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #39Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #184
The Baptist Praise Book #94Page Scan
The Voice of Praise #d59
Companion of Praise for the Sunday School, Family and Prayer Meeting #d51
Songs for Worship: in the Sunday-school, social-meeting, and family #98Page 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 New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book: for churches and Sunday-schools #T60Page Scan
A Collection of Choral Hymns for the ... Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal Congregation #d38
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1026Page Scan
The Little Seraph: in seven character notes, for churches and Sunday-schools #60Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #915Page Scan
National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #273Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #376Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #184Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship #800Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #152Page Scan
Garlands of Praise: a choice collection of original and selected hymns and tunes suitable for Sunday-Schools, Bible classes and the home circle #140Page Scan
The School Hymn and Tune Book #d38
Songs for the School #d30
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #133Page Scan
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
The Presbyterian Hymnal #915Page Scan
Coronation Hymns and Songs: for praise and prayer meetings, home and social singing #132Page Scan
Gospel Praise Book #d65
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #100Page Scan
Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #79Page Scan
Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d33
Laudis Corona: the new Sunday school hymn book, containing a collection of Catholic hymns, arranged for the principal seasons and festivals of the year #206bPage Scan
Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d126
The Gospel Hymnal #d127
The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for use in social meetings. #133Page Scan
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
New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #548Page Scan
The Christian hymnal: a collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship; in two parts (Rev.) #591Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #865Page Scan
Love and Praise #d30
Popular Hymns #d42
Popular Hymns: revised for the Work and Worship of the Church Sunday School. #d45
Westminster Sabbath School Hymnal, a collection of hymns and tunes for use in sabbath-schools and social meetings #246Page Scan
Sabbath Bells: for the Sunday-school and for prayer, praise, and gospel meetings #53Page Scan
Select Songs for the Sunday School #d54
Service and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d30

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