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

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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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