Now the Light Has Gone Away

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1 Now the light has gone away;
Father, listen while I pray,
asking you to watch and keep
and to send me quiet sleep.

2 Jesus, Savior, wash away
all that I've done wrong today.
Make me ever more like you,
good and gentle, kind and true.

3 Let my near and dear ones be
safe with you eternally.
O bring me and all I love
to your happy home above.

4 Now my evening praise I give;
you once died that I might live.
All your precious gifts are free—
oh, how good you are to me!

5 Ah, my best and kindest Friend,
you will love me to the end.
Let me love you more and more,
always better than before.

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #784

Author: Frances R. Havergal

Havergal, Frances Ridley, daughter of the Rev. W. H. Havergal, was born at Astley, Worcestershire, Dec. 14, 1836. Five years later her father removed to the Rectory of St. Nicholas, Worcester. In August, 1850, she entered Mrs. Teed's school, whose influence over her was most beneficial. In the following year she says, "I committed my soul to the Saviour, and earth and heaven seemed brighter from that moment." A short sojourn in Germany followed, and on her return she was confirmed in Worcester Cathedral, July 17, 1853. In 1860 she left Worcester on her father resigning the Rectory of St. Nicholas, and resided at different periods in Leamington, and at Caswall Bay, Swansea, broken by visits to Switzerland, Scotland, and North Wales. She died… Go to person page >



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