1 Now the day is over,
Night is drawing nigh,
Shadows of the evening
Steal across the sky.
2 Father, give the weary
Calm and sweet repose;
With Thy tend'rest blessing
May our eyelids close.
3 Through the long night watches,
May Thine angels spread
Their white wings above me,
Watching round my bed.
Source: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: an African American ecumenical hymnal #521
|First Line:||Now the day is over|
|Title:||Now the Day Is Over|
|Author:||S. Baring-Gould (1865)|
Now the day is over. S. Baring-Gould. [Evening.] Written in 1865, and printed in the Church Times the same year. In 1868 it was given in the Appendix to Hymns Ancient & Modern., and from that date it has gradually increased in popularity until its use has become common in all English-speaking countries.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)