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1 O Lord! at evening time
Let there be light!
And while in twilight falls the day,
And silence gathers o’er our way,
O! bless all weary ones, we pray,
With rest this night!
2 The beauties of the day,
O Lord! were Thine.
The glory flashed on plain and hill,
And sparkled in the murm’ring rill,
And lit the wild wood warm and still,
With light divine!
3 And darkness tells Thy love
When day is done.
For Thine, the silv’ry stars that keep
Their watch upon the rolling deep,
Or guard the hamlet lock’d in sleep,
‘Till night be gone.
4 O Thou, who slumb’rest not,
Thro’ deepest night!
When shadows cloud the moon-lit shore,
And stillness wraps the lonely moor,
And earth’s brief hour of toil are o’er
Let there be light!Source: Boundless Love: for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #35