The Sun is Sinking Fast

Melody -

From the Latin; Tr. Edward Caswall, 1858

The sun is sinking fast,
The daylight dies:
Let love awake, and pay
Her evening sacrifice.

2. As Christ upon the cross
His head inclined,
And to his Father's hands
His parting soul resigned;

3. So now herself my soul
Would wholly give
Into his sacred charge,
In whom all spirits live;

4. So now beneath his eye
Would calmly rest,
Without a wish or thought
Abiding in the breast;

5. Save that his will be done,
Whate'er betide;
Dead to herself, and dead
In him to all beside.

6. Thus would I live; yet now
Not I, but he,
In all his power and love,
Henceforth alive in me.

7. One sacred Trinity,
One Lord divine,
May I be ever his,
And he for ever mine.


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