"Now the Shades of Night are Gone"
by Samson Occom, 1732-1792
THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(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.
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Hymn #538 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Ps. 121
Author: Samson Occom, 1799, asc.
Composer: Justin H. Knecht, 1797
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