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The twilight falls the night is near

The twilight falls the night is near

Published in 23 hymnals

Full 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


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)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #553Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #553Page Scan
Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #403Page Scan
Christian Song #d342
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #980Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1233Page Scan
Hymns for the Church on Earth: being three hundred and sixty-six hymns and spiritual songs. (For the most part of modern date.) (New Ed.) #335Page Scan
Our Best Endeavor #d142
Select Songs No. 2: for the singing service in the prayer meeting; Sunday school; Christian Endeavor meetings #12Page Scan
Sharon's Dewy Rose: a collection of new music and hymns for the use of Sabbath-schools, prayer meetings, and special occasions #43Page Scan
Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d542
Songs of Praise and Prayer #d292
Songs of Praise and Prayer : for the Sunday School and Social Meeting #80Page Scan
Spicy Breezes: a book of praise for the sabbath-school #43Page Scan
The American Hymnal #d581
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d762
The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #14Page Scan
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #693Page Scan
The New Christian Hymnal #52TextPage Scan
The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d611
The Pilgrim Hymnal #513Page Scan
The Pilgrim Hymnal: with responsive readings and other aids to worship #637Page Scan
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d544
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