Now the Day Is Over

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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

Author: S. Baring-Gould

Baring-Gould, Sabine, M.A., eldest son of Mr. Edward Baring-Gould, of Lew Trenchard, Devon, b. at Exeter, Jan. 28, 1834, and educated at Clare College, Cambridge, B.A. 1857, M.A. 1860. Taking Holy Orders in 1864, he held the curacy of Horbury, near Wakefield, until 1807, when he was preferred to the incumbency of Dalton, Yorks. In 1871 he became rector of East Mersea, Essex, and in 1881 rector of Lew Trenchard, Devon. His works are numerous, the most important of which are, Lives of the Saints, 15 vols., 1872-77; Curious Myths of the Middle Ages, 2 series, 1866-68; The Origin and Development of Religious Belief, 2 vols., 1869-1870; and various volumes of sermons. His hymns, original and translated, appeared in the Church Times; Hymns Ancien… Go to person page >

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First Line: Now the day is over
Title: Now the Day Is Over
Author: S. Baring-Gould (1865)
Meter: 6.5.6.5
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

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)

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