Evening Song

The day is past and gone, The evening shades appear

Author: John Leland (1792)
Published in 558 hymnals

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1 The day is past and gone,
The evening shades appear;
Oh, may we all remember well
The night of death draws near.

2 We lay our garments by
Upon our beds to rest;
So death will soon disrobe us all
of what we now possess.

3 Lord, keep us safe this night,
Secure from all our fears;
May angels guard us while we sleep
'Til morning light appears.

4 And when we early rise
And view unwearied sun,
May we set out to win the prize
And after glory run.

Source: Songs of Zion #13

Author: John Leland

Leland, John, an American Baptist minister, was born at Grafton, Massachusetts, on May 15th, 1754, and began to preach at the age of 20. From 1776 to 1790 he was in Virginia, and thereafter in Massachusetts, mostly at Cheshire. He died Jan. 14, 1841. His Sermons, Addresses, Essays and Autobiography were published by his niece, Miss L. F. Greene, at Lanesboro, Massachusetts, in 1845. His influence seems to have been equalled by his peculiarities. We hear of his "restless activity and roving disposition"; his "mad devotion to politics," wherein he had much local and temporary weight; his "ready wit and endless eccentricities;" as also of his high character. Of the hymns which have been ascribed to him, some on doubtful authority, the followin… Go to person page >

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First Line: The day is past and gone, The evening shades appear
Title: Evening Song
Author: John Leland (1792)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Church Hymnal, Mennonite #213

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Songs of Zion #13

The Baptist Hymnal #65

The Christian Harmony #23B

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The Cyber Hymnal #1228

The Sacred Harp #209

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