The Fading Day Adorns the West

The fading day adorns the west

Author: Steingrímur Thoststeinsson; Translator: Jakobína Johnson
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Representative Text

1 The fading day adorns the west
And calls our waiting world to rest;
Thou Lord of light and all we know,
Thy calm and peace on us bestow.

2 O Lord, as silent shadows fall,
Thy loving-kindness shield us all;
And for thy children near and far
Set out o'er each a golden star. A-men.

3 Of thy protecting hand aware,
May all in sleep invite thy care;
And, strength renewed and darkness gone,
Behold with joy the light of dawn.


Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #236

Author: Steingrímur Thoststeinsson

Icelandic poet and writer. Go to person page >

Translator: Jakobína Johnson

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Text Information

First Line: The fading day adorns the west
Title: The Fading Day Adorns the West
Author: Steingrímur Thoststeinsson
Translator: Jakobína Johnson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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