Now the day is overAuthor: Sabine Baring-Gould (1865)
Tune: MERRIAL (Barnby)
Published in 751 hymnals
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1 Now the day is over,
Night is drawing nigh,
Shadows of the evening
Steal across the sky.
2 Now the darkness gathers,
Stars begin to peep;
Birds, and beasts, and flowers
Soon will be asleep.
3 Jesus, give the weary
Calm and sweet repose;
With Thy tenderest blessing
May our eyelids close.
4 Grant to little children
Visions bright of Thee;
Guard the sailors, tossing
On the deep blue sea.
5 Comfort every sufferer
Watching late in pain;
Those who plan some evil
From their sins restrain.
6 Through the long night-watches,
May Thine angels spread
Their white wings above me,
Watching round my bed.
7 When the morning wakens,
Then may I arise
Pure, and fresh, and sinless
In Thy holy eyes.
8 Glory to the Father,
Glory to the Son,
And to Thee, blest Spirit,
Whilst all ages run.
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
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|Author:||Sabine Baring-Gould (1865)|
Now the day is over. S. Baring-Gould. [Evening.] Written in 1865, and printed in the Church Times the same year. In 1868 it was given in the Appendix to Hymns Ancient & Modern., and from that date it has gradually increased in popularity until its use has become common in all English-speaking countries.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Instances (15)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #589||Now the day is over||Now the Day Is Over||Sabine Baring-Gould, 1834-1924||Joseph Barnby, 1838-96||220.127.116.11||MERRIAL||A Flat Major||1993|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #68||Now the day is over||2000|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #560||Now the day is over||Now the Day Is Over||S. Baring-Gould, 1834-1924||J. Barnby, 1838-96||18.104.22.168||MERRIAL||A Major||English||1996|
|Evangelical Lutheran Worship #570||Now the day is over||Sabine Baring-Gould, 1834-1924||Joseph Barnby, 1838-1896||22.214.171.124||MERRIAL||A Major||2006|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #42||Now the day is over||Sabine Baring-Gould, 1834-1924||Joseph Barnby, 1838-1896||126.96.36.199||MERRIAL||A Major||English||1985|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #19||Now the day is over||188.8.131.52||1983|
|Hymns of Faith #539||Now the day is over||Now the Day Is Over||Sabine Baring-Gould||Joseph Barnby||Psalm 127:2; Proverbs 3:24||[Now the day is over]||A Major||1980|
|Presbyterian Hymnal #541||Now the day is over||Now the Day Is Over||Sabine Baring-Gould||Sir Joseph Barnby||184.108.40.206||Psalm 4:8; Proverbs 3:24||MERRIAL||A Major||English||1990|
|Revival Hymns and Choruses #12||Now the day is over, Night is drawing nigh||Now the Day is Over||Sabine Baring-Gould||Joseph Barnby||220.127.116.11||MERRIAL||A Flat Major||English||1982|
|Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #52||Now the day is over||MERRIAL||1985|
|Sing Joyfully #584||Now the day is over||Now the Day Is Over||Sabine Baring-Gould||Joseph Barnby||[Now the day is over]||A Major||English||1989|
|The New Century Hymnal #98||Now the day is over||Now the Day Is Over||Sabine Baring-Gould||Joseph Barnby||18.104.22.168||Matthew 11:28||MERRIAL||A Major||1995|
|Trinity Hymnal #406||Now the day is over||Now the Day Is Over||Sabine Baring-Gould||Sir Joseph Barnby||22.214.171.124||Proverbs 3:24; Song of Solomon 1:3||MERRIAL||A Major||English||1990|
|Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #439||Now the day is over||Now the Day Is Over||Sabine Baring-Gould||Joseph Barnby||126.96.36.199||EVENING||English||1996|
|Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #35||Now the day is over||Merrial||1996|