The twilight shadows round me fall

The twilight shadows round me fall

Author: Ernest Edwin Ryden
Tune: CECILE (Johnson)
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The twilight shadows round me fall,
And night comes stealing on;
But thou, dear Lord, art ever near,
My day when day is gone,
Thy wings in love o'ershadow me,
The night with thee is light;
I rest in thee, thou changeless One,
And wait the morning bright.

2 My life is but a fleeting day,
My race how quickly run!
The dawn and noon-day glory fade
With yonder setting sun.
A stranger and a pilgrim here,
In unknown paths I roam;
Lord, let thy glory light the way
That leads me to my home. A-men.

3 By faith I see the better land
Where falls no earthly night,
Where thou dost shine, a radiant sun,
The everlasting Light.
Then grant me, Lord, to walk with thee,
And keep me thine alway,
That with the morn I may awake
Unto the perfect day.


Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #233

Author: Ernest Edwin Ryden

Ernest Edwin Ryden is a distinguished Lutheran clergyman who has been a life-long student of hymns. At present he is pastor of Emanuel Lutheran Church in North Grosvenordale, Connecticut. This is the latest of a long series of services he has rendered in the Lutheran Church. For twenty-seven years he was editor of "The Lutheran Companion," the official organ of the former Augustana Lutheran Church. His contributions to hymnody were many. He was a member of the Committee which created the Augustana Hymnal of 1925 to which he contributed eight original hymns and translations. He was co-editor of the Junior Hymnal for which he wrote a number of hymns. He was secretary of the committee which prepared the Service Book and Hymnal. Here again he h… Go to person page >

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First Line: The twilight shadows round me fall
Author: Ernest Edwin Ryden



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