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30 May 2012

Now the Day is Over









  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 sweet repose;
    With Thy tend’rest blessing
    May mine eyelids close.

  3. Grant to little children
    Visions bright of Thee;
    Guard the sailors tossing
    On the deep, blue sea.

  4. Comfort those who suffer,
    Watching late in pain;
    Those who plan some evil
    From their sin restrain.

  5. Through the long night watches
    May Thine angels spread
    Their white wings above me,
    Watching round my bed.

  6. When the morning wakens,
    Then may I arise
    Pure, and fresh, and sinless
    In Thy holy eyes.
Composer: Joseph Barnby (1868)

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