The daylight fades

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1 The daylight fades,
The evening shades
Are gathering round my head;
Father above,
I praise that love
Which nightly guards my bed.

2 While Thou art near,
I need not fear
The gloom of midnight hour;
Blest Jesus, still
From every ill
Defend me with Thy power!

3 Pardon my sin,
And enter in
To sanctify my heart;
Spirit Divine,
O make me Thine,
And ne'er from me depart!

Amen.

Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #576

Author: Thomas O. Summers

Summers, Thomas Osmond, D.D., LL.D., son of James Summers, was born near Corfe Castle, Dorsetshire, England, Oct. 11, 1812. Proceeding to the United States in after years, he was admitted to the Baltimore Conference in 1835. From 1840 to 1843 he was a missionary in Texas; removing to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1844, and Charleston, South Carolina, 1846. From 1845 he acted as Secretary of the Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and was also Book Editor. Subsequently he was Professor of Theology and Pastor of Vanderbilt University. He was Chairman of the Hymn Book Committee of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and edited the Songs of Zion, 1851, and the Wesleyan Psalter, 1855. He died in May 1882. Dr. Summers is the author of several… Go to person page >

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First Line: The daylight fades
Author: Thomas O. Summers

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EVENING (Ohl)


EVAN (Havergal)

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