Fading, still fading, the last beam is shining

Fading, still fading, the last beam is shining

Tune: LAST BEAM
Published in 154 hymnals

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Fading, still fading, the last beam is shining;
Father in heaven! the day is declining;
Safety and innocence flee with the light,
Temptation and danger walk forth with the night;
From the fall of the shade till the morning bells chime,
Shield us from danger and keep us from crime!
Father! have mercy, through Jesus Christ our Lord! Amen!

Father in heaven! O, hear, when we call,
Through Jesus Christ, who is Saviour of all!
Fainting and feeble, we trust in Thy might;
In doubting and darkness Thy love be our light!
Let us sleep on Thy breast while the night taper burns,
And wake in Thy arms when the morning returns.
Father! have mercy, through Jesus Christ our Lord! Amen!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #370

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First Line: Fading, still fading, the last beam is shining

Notes

Fading, still fading, the last beam is shining. [Evening.] This anonymous hymn appeared in Hymns for Vestry and Fireside, Boston, U.S., 1841, where it is ascribed to the Sacred Minstrel, a book of tunes, dated 1830. It has attained to great popularity in America, and is given in a great number of modern hymn-books, although unknown to those in Great Britain. It is in a peculiar metre and of exceptional merit. Original text in Songs for the Sanctuary, N. Y., 1865 and 1872.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #370Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #370Page Scan
A Collection of Choral Hymns for the ... Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal Congregation #d38
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #S5Page Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #133Page Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d213
Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #59Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #59Page Scan
Catholic School Chimes Part I #d9
Children's Hymn Book and Sodality Manual #d19
Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages: a collection of hymns and tunes adapted to all occasions of social worship #T31Page Scan
Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages: a collection of hymns and tunes adapted to all occasions of social worship #218Page Scan
Choral Harp for Sunday Schools #d33
Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #79Page Scan
Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for the use of the Baptist churches #T115bPage Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #152Page Scan
Companion of Praise for the Sunday School, Family and Prayer Meeting #d51
Coronation Hymns and Songs: for praise and prayer meetings, home and social singing #132Page Scan
Cottage Melodies; a hymn and tune book, for prayer and social meetings and the home circle #392Page Scan
Die Union Choral Harmonie #d47
Family and Social Melodies #d82
Garlands of Praise: a choice collection of original and selected hymns and tunes suitable for Sunday-Schools, Bible classes and the home circle #140Page Scan
Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d91
Gospel Praise Book #d65
Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d33
Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #238
Heavenly Echoes #d36
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d129
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #865Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #811Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #81Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #811Page Scan
Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #6Page Scan
Hymnal for Christian Science Church and Sunday School Services #193Page Scan
Hymnal, Church of the Brethren #d92
Hymns and Songs for Children's Worship, Together with Selections for Anniversary and Festive Occasions #48Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1026Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for Home Worship #d49
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d105
Hymns for the Use of Catholic Catechists and Sunday Schools, for the Diocese of Cleveland #d15
Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d83
Hymns New and Old, No. 2: for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #77Page Scan
Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #279Page Scan
Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship, Approved and Recommended ... by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 2nd ed. #d122
Hymns of the Spirit #169Page Scan
Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d59
Hymns of Worship and Service #d105
Hymns of Worship and Service #46Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service (15th ed.) #46Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service (Chapel Ed., 4th ed.) #30Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service. (Chapel ed.) #30Page Scan
Hymns used by the Pupils of the Sisters of Notre Dame #d48
In Excelsis for School and Chapel #39Page Scan
In Excelsis for School and Chapel. l7th ed. #d49
In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #843Page Scan
Joyful Greeting: for the Sabbath-school #197Page Scan
Juvenile Choir: for the use of Sabbath Schools, Bible Classes and the social circle #40Page Scan
Laudis Corona: the new Sunday school hymn book, containing a collection of Catholic hymns, arranged for the principal seasons and festivals of the year #206bPage Scan
Love and Praise #d30
Manual of Catholic Melodies: or, a Compilation of Hymns, Anthems, Psalms ... #d36
Manual of Select Catholic Hymns and Devotions for the Use of Schools, Colleges, Academies and Congregations. Rev. #d23
Many Voices; or, Carmina Sanctorum, Evangelistic Edition with Tunes #48Page Scan
National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #273Page Scan
New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #548Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1353Page Scan
Popular Hymns #d42
Popular Hymns for Youth #d34
Popular Hymns: revised for the Work and Worship of the Church Sunday School. #d45
Praise and Thanks #d14
Prison Hymn Book #d78
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #376Page Scan
Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d88
Rohr's Favorite Catholic Melodies #d17
Sabbath Bells: for the Sunday-school and for prayer, praise, and gospel meetings #53Page Scan
Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #39Page Scan
Sacred Songs for Church and Home #d106
School Recreations: the Catholic Teacher's Companion. 5th ed. #d32
Select Songs for the Singing Service in the Prayer Meeting and Sunday School #d52
Select Songs for the Sunday School #d54
Service and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d30
Soldier's Friend #d15
Songs for the New Life #d138
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #184
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #184Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #184Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #184Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #184Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #184Page Scan
Songs for the School #d30
Songs for Worship: in the Sunday-school, social-meeting, and family #98Page Scan
Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d126
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #100Page Scan
Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d44
St. Basil's Hymn Book: Containing Daily Prayers, Prayers at Mass, Litanies #d33
St. Basil's Hymnal ... 10th ed. #d45
St. Basil's Hymnal. 3rd ed. #d33
St. Basil's Hymnal. Rev. ed. #d34
Sunday School Hymn Book #d100
Sunday School Hymn Book #132Page Scan
Sursum Corda: a Manual of English Hymns and Prayers for the Use of CatholicSchools and Choirs #d20



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