1 When in the twilight, thinking of the past,
How in this life the shadows fall so fast,
We see the hope that helps to make us strong,
His promise cheers us when the day seems long.
Visions of glory burst upon our sight;
He says, "At evening-time there will be light."
Light will come to brighten
All life's darkened way;
He will send you sunshine At the close of day;
When your trials are over,
And you struggles cease,
You will find at evening
He will speak "Peace"-
He will speak "Peace".
2 We think today of loved ones gone before,
Safe in the Home-land, safe forevermore;
so be not lonely, weary by the way,
There'll be reunion at the close of day.
E'en tho' thro' gloom of earth we grop our way,
Life's Twilight Hour begins Heav'n's glorious day.
Just a ray of sunshine,
At the eventide,
From the One who leads you
Walking by your side;
He is very near you,
Giving strength and pow'r-
He'll send light to brighten
Life's Twilight Hour,
Life's Twilight Hour.
Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #160