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: 8.6.8.6 D
Language: English

Notes

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)

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Instances

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The Pilgrim Hymnal: with responsive readings and other aids to worship #637

Our Best Endeavor #d142

The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d762

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The New Christian Hymnal #52

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #553

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Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #553

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Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #403

Christian Song #d342

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d542

Songs of Praise and Prayer #d292

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Spicy Breezes: a book of praise for the sabbath-school #43

The American Hymnal #d581

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d611

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d544

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #980

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

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Songs of Praise and Prayer : for the Sunday School and Social Meeting #80

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The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #14

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #513

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