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The day departs, yet Thou art near

The day departs, yet Thou art near

Author: Frans Mikael Franzen
Tune: AUGUSTANA (Norrbom)
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The day departs, yet Thou art near;
With Thee at hand, we have no fear.
By night Thine eyes their vigil keep,
When our faint eyes are closed in sleep.

2 We rest secure beneath Thy hand,
Protector of our home and land.
To guard Thy children's peaceful rest.
Around them stand Thine angels blest.

3 They sweetly sleep who fear the Lord,
And walk obedient to His Word;
They wake again in joyous mood
To praise the Lord, their Father good.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #564

Author: Frans Mikael Franzen

Franzén, Franz Michael, was born at Uleabôrg, Finland, in 1772, and educated at the University of Abo, where he became Librarian and Professor of Literary History. He was subsequently Minister at Kumla, Orebro, Sweden, and then of Santa Clara, in Stockholm. He was consecrated Bishop of Hernosand, in 1841, and died there in 1847. (See Supplement to Longfellow's Poets and Poetry of Europe.) Of his pieces one is in English common use. It begins "Jesum haf i ständigt minne," translated by Mrs. Charles in her Christian Life in Song, 1858, p. 250, as "Jesus in Thy memory keep" (Looking unto Jesus). Usually it begins with stanza ii., "Look to Jesus, till, reviving." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The day departs, yet Thou art near
Swedish Title: Din sol går bort, men du blir när
Author: Frans Mikael Franzen
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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American Lutheran Hymnal #575

Hymns for Divine Worship in Churches and Sunday Schools and at Various Occasions #d152

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #564


The Hymnal and Order of Service #564

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d554

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