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370.

P. M.

Anonymous.

Vespers.
293

Fading, still fading, the last beam is shining;

Father in heaven! the day is declining;

Safety and innocence flee with the light,

Temptation and danger walk forth with the night;

From the fall of the shade till the morning bells chime,

Shield us from danger and keep us from crime!

Father! have mercy, through Jesus Christ our Lord! Amen!

Father in heaven! O, hear, when we call,

Through Jesus Christ, who is Saviour of all!

Fainting and feeble, we trust in Thy might;

In doubting and darkness Thy love be our light!

Let us sleep on Thy breast while the night taper burns,

And wake in Thy arms when the morning returns.

Father! have mercy, through Jesus Christ our Lord! Amen!

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