The Shadows of the Evening Hours
Adelaide A. Procter, 1862
|The shadows of the evening hours|
Fall from the darkening sky;
Upon the fragrance of the flowers
The dews of evening lie.
Before thy throne, O Lord of heaven,
We kneel at close of day;
Look on thy children from on high,
And hear us while we pray.
2. The sorrows of thy servants, Lord,
|3. Slowly the rays of daylight fade:|
So fade within our heart
The hopes in earthly love and Joy,
That one by one depart.
Slowly the bright stars, one by one,
Within the heavens shine:
Give us, O Lord, fresh hopes in heaven,
And trust in things divine.
4. Let peace, O Lord, thy peace, O God,