A Sunset Nearer

We're just a sunset nearer

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [We're just a sunset nearer]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We’re just a sunset nearer,
Each time the day light fades;
The glory that excelleth
Will know no evening shades.

A sunset nearer every night,
A sunset nearer glory bright.

2 It may be we shall see Him
Ere sinks the sun today,
And hear the welcome summons,
“Arise and come away.” [Refrain]

3 If Christ should come tomorrow,
This night would be our last,
Then farewell pain and sorrow,
The darkness will be past. [Refrain]

4 A sunset nearer daybreak,
When suns will set no more;
This evening we are nearer
Than we have been before. [Refrain]

Source: Northfield Hymnal No. 2 #357

Author: Ada R. Habershon

Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published. Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We're just a sunset nearer
Title: A Sunset Nearer
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Language: English
Refrain First Line: A sunset nearer every night
Copyright: Public Domain



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Northfield Hymnal No. 2 #357

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Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #136

The Northfield Hymnal #4 #d334

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