#74: Now the Day is Over

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

1

Now the day is over,

Night is drawing nigh;

Shadows of the evening

Steal across the sky.

2

Jesus, give the weary

Calm and sweep repose;

With thy tend’rest blessing

may our eyelids close.

3

Grant to little children

Visions bright of Thee;

Guard the sailors tossing

On the deep blue sea.

4

Thru the long night-watches

May Thine angel spread

Their white wings above me,

Watching round my bed.

5

When the morning wakens,

Then may I arise

Pure and fresh and sinless

In Thy holy eyes.

 

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