The Darkness Now Is Over

The darkness now is over

Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The darkness now is over,
And all the world is bright;
Praise be to Christ, who keepeth
His children safe at night!

2 We cannot tell what gladness
May be our lot today,
What sorrow or temptation
May meet us on our way.

3 But this we know most surely,
That, through all good or ill,
God's grace can always help us
To do His holy will.

4 Then, Jesus, let the angels,
Who watched us through the night,
Be all day long beside us
To guide our steps aright.

5 And help us to remember
In thought and deed and word
That we are heirs of Heaven
And children of the Lord.

6 Then, when the evening cometh,
We'll kneel again to pray,
And thank Thee for the blessings
Bestowed throughout the day.

Source: The Children's Hymnbook #56

Text Information

First Line: The darkness now is over
Title: The Darkness Now Is Over
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The darkness now is over. [Morning.] Given with the initials "E. T." or anonymously in Mrs. C. Brock's Children's Hymn Book, 1881, No. 14, the Scottish Hymnal, 1884, the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, and others.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)





Melchior Vulpius (PHH 397) composed this short chorale tune, published as a setting for the anonymous funeral hymn "Christus, der ist mein Leben" ("For Me to Live Is Jesus") in Vulpius's Ein Schön Geistlich Gesangbuch (1609). Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) based his Cantata 95 on this tune and provided two…

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Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Hymns for the Children of the Church #170


The Children's Hymnbook #56

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The Church Hymnary #597

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #568

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #568

The Unison Choir #d6

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