Sabbath Eve

The light of Sabbath eve Is fading fast away

Author: James Edmeston
Published in 51 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The light of Sabbath eve
Is fading fast away;
What record will it for us leave,
To crown the closing day?

2 Is it a Sabbath spent
Of fruitless time destroyed?
Or have these moments to us lent
Been sacredly employed?

3 To waste these Sabbath hours,
O may we never dare;
Nor desecrate with words of ours
These sacred days of prayer.

4 But may our Sabbaths here
Inspire our hearts with love;
And prove a blessed foretaste clear,
Of that sweet rest above.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #561

Author: James Edmeston

Edmeston, James, born Sept. 10, 1791. His maternal grandfather was the Rev. Samuel Brewer, who for 50 years was the pastor of an Independent congregation at Stepney. Educated as an architect and surveyor, in 1816 he entered upon his profession on his own account, and continued to practice it until his death on Jan. 7, 1867. The late Sir G. Gilbert Scott was his pupil. Although an Independent by descent he joined the Established Church at a comparatively early age, and subsequently held various offices, including that of churchwarden, in the Church of St. Barnabas, Homerton. His hymns number nearly 2000. The best known are “Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us” and "Saviour, breathe an evening blessing." Many of his hymns were written for c… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The light of Sabbath eve Is fading fast away
Title: Sabbath Eve
Author: James Edmeston
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book #293

The New Village Harmony #d107

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The Southern Psalmist #d786

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d826

The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d350

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