535. 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 tenderest blessing
May our eyelids close.

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

4 Comfort every sufferer
Watching late in pain;
Those who plan some evil
From their sins 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.


Text Information
First Line: Now the day is over
Title: Now the day is over
Author: Rev. S. Baring-Gould (1865)
Meter: 6.5.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1892
Topic: For Children
Notes: Tune name in index: REPOSE
Tune Information
Name: [Now the day is over]
Composer: Sir Joseph Barnby
Meter: 6.5.
Key: A Major

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