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The twilight falls the night is near

The twilight falls the night is near

Published in 23 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The twilight falls, the night is near,
I fold my work away,
And kneel to One who bends to hear
The story of the day:
The old, old story; yet I kneel
To tell it at Thy call,
And cares grow lighter as I feel
My Father knows them all:

2 Yes, all - the morning and the night,
The joy, the grief, the loss,
The mountain track, the valley bright,
The daily thorn and cross.
Thou knowest all: I lean my head;
My wearied eyelids close;
Content and glad awhile to tread
The path our Father knows.

3 And Thou hast love me! All my heart
With answ'ring love is stirred;
And ev'ry grief and pain and smart
Find healing in that Word.
So now I lay me down to rest,
As nightly shadows fall,
And lean confiding on His breast
Who knows and pities all.

Source: The New Christian Hymnal #52

Text Information

First Line: The twilight falls the night is near
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The twilight falls, the night is near. [Evening]. Anon, in Cheever's Commonplace Book of American Poetry, 1831.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



Instances (1 - 23 of 23)
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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #553

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Carmina Sanctorum #553

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Christian Praise #403

Christian Song #d342

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Church Harmonies #980

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1233

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Hymns for the Church on Earth #335

Our Best Endeavor #d142

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Select Songs No. 2 #12

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Sharon's Dewy Rose #43

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d542

Songs of Praise and Prayer #d292

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Songs of Praise and Prayer #80

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Spicy Breezes #43

The American Hymnal #d581

The Book of Praise #d762

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The Church Praise Book #14

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #693

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The New Christian Hymnal #52

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d611

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #513

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #637

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d544

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