Stay With Us, Lord, the Sun Descends

Stay with us, Lord, the sun descends

Author: Herman G. Stuempfle
Tune: COLCHESTER (Williams)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Stay with us, Lord, the sun descends And night is drawing near.
The shadows lengthen on the land; The stars will soon appear.

2 Stay with us, Lord, and share the weight Of sorrow, guilt, or pain
That robs our weary hearts of rest—Christ, make us whole again.

3 Stay with us, Lord, and be the light That shines when day departs,
Whose rays can pierce the starless night And reach the darkest heart.

4 Stay with us, Lord, till morning comes And, through the silent hours,
Renew in us the strength we need To serve with all our pow’rs.

Author: Herman G. Stuempfle

Rev. Dr. Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr., 83, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, after a long illness. Born April 2, 1923, in Clarion, he was the son of the late Herman G. and Helen (Wolfe) Stuempfle, Sr. Stuempfle lived most of his life in Gettysburg, PA. He served as President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg. He attended Hughesville public schools, and was a graduate of Susquehanna University and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. He received additional advanced degrees from Union Theological Seminary in New York and a doctoral degree at Southern California School of Theology at Claremont. He retired in 1989. Rev. Dr. Stuempfle was the author of several books and numerous articles and lectures on preaching, history, a… Go to person page >

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First Line: Stay with us, Lord, the sun descends
Title: Stay With Us, Lord, the Sun Descends
Author: Herman G. Stuempfle
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Copyright: © 2000 GIA Publication, Inc.



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