1 The day is past and gone,
The evening shades appear,
O may I ever keep in mind,
The night of death is near.
2 I lay my garments by,
Upon my bed to rest;
So death will soon remove me hence,
And leave my soul undrest.
3 Lord keep me safe this night,
Secure from all my fears;
May angels guard me while I sleep,
Till morning light appears.
4 And when I early rise,
To view the unwearied sun,
May I set out to win the prize,
And after glory run.
5 That when my days are past,
And I from time remove,
Lord I may in thy bosom rest,
The bosom of thy love.
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Songs of Zion #13||The day is past and gone||The day is past and gone||[The day is past and gone]||1981||Traditional|
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #65||The day is past and gone||The day is past and gone||John Leland||2012|
|The Christian Harmony: in the seven-syllable character note system of music;... 2010 Revised Edition #23B||Evening Hymn||The day is past and gone||EVENING HYMN||2010|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1228||The Day Is Past and Gone||The day is past and gone||GARDEN CITY||John Leland||SM|
|The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #209||Evening Shade||The day is past and gone||EVENING SHADE||1991|