Sunlight is fading in quiet skies afar

Sunlight is fading in quiet skies afar

Author: Elsie Duncan Yale
Tune: [Sunlight is fading in quiet skies afar]
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1 Sunlight is fading in quiet skies afar,
Day is departing, the evening gates unbar;
Saviour, be near us, our comfort and our stay,
For in Thy keeping darkness is as day.

2 Grant that Thy peace in each heart may hold its sway,
Grant us Thy hope with its holy, heav’nly ray;
O may Thy love as a blessed beacon shine,
Gleam through the shadows with a light divine.

Abide with me! Fast falls the eventide,
The darkness deepens—Lord, with me abide!
When other helpers fail, and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me!

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #221

Author: Elsie Duncan Yale

Born: Oc­to­ber 21, 1873, Brook­lyn, New York. Died: Jan­u­a­ry 30, 1956, San Ber­nar­di­no Coun­ty, Cal­i­for­nia. Pseudonym: Grace Gor­don. Elsie’s fa­ther was New York Shipp­ing Com­miss­ion­er Charles C. Dun­can. --www.hymntime.com… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sunlight is fading in quiet skies afar
Author: Elsie Duncan Yale
Refrain First Line: Abide with me



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