"Now the Day Is Over"
                       by Sabine Baring-Gould, 1834-1924
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Now the day is over,
        Night is drawing nigh;
        Shadows of the evening
        Steal across the sky.

        2. Now the darkness gathers,
        Stars begin to peep,
        Birds and beasts and flowers
        Soon will be asleep.

        3. Jesus, give the weary
        Calm and sweet repose;
        With Thy tend'rest blessing
        May mine eyelids close.

        4. Grant to little children
        Visions bright of Thee;
        Guard the sailors tossing
        On the deep-blue sea.

        5. Comfort every sufferer
        Watching late in pain;
        Those who plan some evil
        From their sin restrain.

        6. Through the long night-watches
        May Thine angels spread
        Their white wings above me,
        Watching round my bed.

        7. When the morning wakens,
        Then may I arise
        Pure and fresh and sinless
        In Thy holy eyes.

        8. Glory to the Father,
        Glory to the Son,
        And to Thee, blest Spirit,
        While all ages run.

Notes: Hymn #654 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Proverbs 3:24 Author: Sabine Baring-Gould, 1865 Composer: Sabine Baring-Gould, 1865 Tune: "Eudoxia"
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