When Day's Shadows Lengthen

When day's shadows lengthen

Author: F. G. Lee
Tune: [When day's shadows lengthen] (Traditional)
Published in 9 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 When day’s shadows lengthen, Jesus, be Thou near;
Pardon, comfort, strengthen, chase away my fear;
Love and hope be deepened, faith more strong and clear.

2 When the night grows darkest, and the stars are pale,
When the foemen gather in death’s misty vale,
Be Thou sword and buckler, be Thou shield and mail.

3 So no fears shall chill me, on that unknown shore,
For in death He conquered, and can die no more;
His hand guards and guides me, to the heav’nly door.

4 Blessed warfare over, endless rest alone;
Tears no more, nor sorrow, neither sigh nor moan,
But a song of triumph round about the throne.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13054

Author: F. G. Lee

Lee, Frederick George, D.D., born in 1832, educated at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford (S. C. L. 1854), and Vicar of All Saints, Lambeth, since 1867. Author of a large number of works (see Crockford, 1891). His hymns "Laud the grace of God victorious" (St. Alban), and "When day's shadows lengthen" (Old Age), appeared in the People's Hymnal, 1867. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When day's shadows lengthen
Title: When Day's Shadows Lengthen
Author: F. G. Lee
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #13054
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Hymnal of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross #5
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Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #544


The Cyber Hymnal #13054

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