Now the day is over

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Melody - "Eudoxia", Sabine Baring-Gould, 1865
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Sabine Baring-Gould, 1865

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 the 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 nightwatches
May thine angels spread
Their bright wings above me,
Watching 'round my bed.

7. When the morning wakens,
Then I may 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.

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