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

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: for the use of Sabbath Schools, Bible Classes and the social circle #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: or, a Compilation of Hymns, Anthems, Psalms ... #d36

The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d61

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

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

The Harmoniad and Sacred Melodist #d22

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

The Tabernacle #d66

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Hymns of the Spirit #169

Sunday School Hymn Book #d100

The School Psalter #d61

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

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: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #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: a collection of hymns and tunes for all occasions of social worship #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: the Catholic Teacher's Companion. 5th ed. #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: hymns and tunes for the use of the Baptist churches #T115b

Hymns and Tunes for Home Worship #d49

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

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

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

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book: for churches and Sunday-schools #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: in seven character notes, for churches and Sunday-schools #60

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #915

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

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

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

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

The School Hymn and Tune Book #d38

Songs for the School #d30

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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

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

Gospel Praise Book #d65

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

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

Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d33

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d126

The Gospel Hymnal #d127

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The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #18

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #548

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The Christian hymnal: a collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship; in two parts (Rev.) #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: revised for the Work and Worship of the Church Sunday School. #d45

Select Songs for the Sunday School #d54

Service and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d30

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