The sun has reached his western goal

The sun has reached his western goal

Translator: John Brownlie
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The sun has reached his western goal,
And night-winds hush the world to rest;
Be still, and worship God, my soul,
Who through the day thy life hath blest.

To God thy Maker thanks accord,
For life, and hope, and every good;
And all the comfort of His Word
Incarnate, for the spirit's food.

Ah, night is dark when clouds of guilt
The shrinking soul with fears distress;
Call on the Christ Whose blood was spilt,
And all thy guiltiness confess.

Then let me rest in calm repose,--
Secure in Him my rest is sweet;
The fears of night no dread impose,
If I have worshipped at His feet.

O Christ, Who art my Light, I pray,
Keep Thou my soul till morning shine;
Then, brighter than the orb of day,
Illume my path with light divine.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: The sun has reached his western goal
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English



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