"Now the Shades of Night are Gone"
                      by Samson Occom, 1732-1792            
                              Text From:
          (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.381

        1. Now the shades of night are gone,
        Now the morning light is come.
        Lord, may we be Thine today;
        Drive the shades of sin away.

        2. Fill our souls with heavenly light,
        Banish doubt and cleanse our sight.
        In Thy service, Lord, today
        Help us labor, help us pray.

        3. Keep our haughty passions bound,
        Save us from our foes around;
        Going out and coming in,
        Keep us safe from every sin.

        4. When our work of life is past;
        Oh, receive us then at last!
        Night of sin will be no more
        When we reach the heavenly shore.

Notes: Hymn #538 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 121 Author: Samson Occom, 1799, asc. Composer: Justin H. Knecht, 1797 Tune: "Vienna"
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