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Slowly sinks the setting sun

Slowly sinks the setting sun

Author: William S. Lacy
Tune: VERNON (Lacy)
Published in 3 hymnals

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1. Slowly sinks the setting sun,
Now the work of day is done;
Lord, we come a thankful throng,
Raise to Thee our evening song.

2. For Thy tender care bestowed,
For Thy pardoning blood which flowed;
For Thy love that crowns our days,
Lord, accept our grateful praise.

3. And when sets life’s weary sun,
When the toil of earth is done,
To Thy home of perfect rest,
Lord, receive us, ever blest.

4. For the robe, the palm, the blood,
May we always praise our God,
And with all the ransomed throng,
Swell high Heaven’s triumphant song.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6152

Author: William S. Lacy

Lacy, William S., D.D., a member of the Committee which compiled The New Psalms & Hymns ... of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, 1901. "To this collection he contributed "Slowly sinks the setting sun" (Evening), where it is dated 1891. From the "Preface" we gather that Dr. Lacy died before the Psalms & Hymns were published. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Slowly sinks the setting sun
Author: William S. Lacy

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The Cyber Hymnal #6152
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Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #191

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The Cyber Hymnal #6152

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