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317. The day is past and gone

1 The day is past and gone,
The ev'ning shades appear;
O may I ever keep in mind,
The night of death draws near.

2 Lord keep me safe this night,
Secure from all my fears:
May angels guard me while I sleep,
Till morning light appears.

3 And when I early rise,
And view th' unwearied sun,
May I set out to win the prize,
And after glory run:

4 That when my days are past,
And I from time remove,
Lord I may in Thy bosom rest,
The bosom of Thy love.

Text Information
First Line: The day is past and gone
Author: John Leland (1799)
Meter: S. M. No. 3
Language: English
Publication Date: 1908
Topic: The Catechism: Evening
Tune Information
Composer: Johann George Nägeli (1832)
Arranger: Lowell Mason, Mus. Doc. (1845)
Meter: S. M. No. 3
Key: F Major

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