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Now the light has gone away

Now the light has gone away

Author: Frances R. Havergal
Tune: DIJON
Published in 59 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Full Text

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

2 Jesus, Savior, wash away
All that has been wrong today.
Help me ev'ry day to be
Good and gentle, more like Thee.

3 Let my near and dear ones be
Always near and dear to Thee.
O bring me and all I love
To Thy happy home above.

4 Now my evening praise I give;
Thou didst die that I might live.
All my blessings come from Thee;
Oh, how good Thou art to me!

5 Thou, my best and kindest Friend,
Thou wilt love me to the end.
Let me love Thee more and more,
Always better than before.

German:
1 Müde bin ich, geh zur Ruh
Schließe meine Äuglein zu:
Vater, laß die Augen dein
Über meinem Bette sein.

2 Hab ich Unrecht heut getan,
Sieh es, lieber Gott, nicht an.
Deine Gnad und Christi Blut
Macht ja allen Schaden gut.

3 Alle, die mir sind verwandt,
Gott, laß ruhn in deiner Hand;
Alle Menschen groß und klein
Sollen dir befohlen sein.

4 Kranken Herzen sende Ruh,
Nasse Augen schliefße zu.
Laß den Mond am Himmel stehn
Und die stille Walt besehn.


Source: Lutheran Service Book #887

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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Instances

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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #593TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #570TextPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #887TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #503Text
Small Church Music #2488Audio
Include 54 pre-1979 instances



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