1 Lord, the shades of night are gently soothing nature into rest,
And Thy love, to us unfolding, moves devotion in our breast,
Round the sacred fam’ly altar, we would close our pligrim days,
Make the evening vocal with our hymns of praise.
One more day of life is gone, O gracious Father,
Thou hast sweetly kept us since we rose;
Now accept the evening praise we offer,
Ere in Thy arms we seek repose.
2 Glory to the name of Jesus, for salvation all the day!
For Thy wall of love around us, keeping evil far away;
Humbly in Thy presence bowing, Father, we implore Thy grace,
That no sinful shadow hide Thy smiling face. [Refrain]
3 Father, keep us ever holy, till our sun of life is set,
Like the twilight’s golden glory, may Thy presence linger yet;
Fold us in Thy arms of mercy, as we lay our bodies down,
In the final morning give us all a crown. [Refrain]
Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism.
Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >
Display Title: Evening PraiseFirst Line: Lord, the shades of night are gently soothing nature into restTune Title: [Lord, the shades of night are gently soothing nature into rest]Author: Daniel S. WarnerMeter: 188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206Scripture: Psalm 141:2Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Evening_Praise); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (38); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (515)