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The sun declines o'er land and sea

The sun declines o'er land and sea

Author: Robert Walmsley
Published in 12 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 The sun declines; o’er land and sea
Creeps on the night;
The twinkling stars come one by one
To shed their light;
With Thee there is no darkness, Lord;
With us abide,
And ’neath Thy wings we rest secure
This eventide.

2 Forgive the wrong this day we’ve done,
Or thought, or said;
Each moment with its good or ill
To Thee has fled;
O Father, in Thy mercy great
Will we confide;
Thy benediction now bestow
This eventide.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal #40

Author: Robert Walmsley

Walmsley, Robert, was b. at Manchester March 18, 1831, went to Sale in 1870, where he was till 1904 in business as a jeweller, and d. at Sale Oct. 30, 1905. He was a Congregationalist, and was for 28 years connected with the work of the Manchester Sunday School Union, many of his hymns being written for the annual Whitweek Festival. He published 44 of them, with a preface dated Dec. 1900, as Sacred Songs for Children of all Ages. They are simple, musical, full of a deep love of God, of the works of God in nature, and of little children, and deserve to be more extensively used. The best-known of the longer hymns are:— 1. O praise our God to-day; Ye people haste to pay. [Praise to God.] Dated 1899, and included in his Sacred Songs, &… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The sun declines o'er land and sea
Author: Robert Walmsley
Meter: 8.4.8.4 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #5946
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Great Songs of the Church #38

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