Hymn Lyrics : Day Is Dying in the West

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Day Is Dying in the West

Lyrics ~ Mary A. Lathbury, 1841-1913

Music ~ William F. Sherwin, 1826-1888



Stanza 1:

Day is dying in the west;

Heav'n is touching earth with rest;

Wait and worship while the night

Sets the evening lamps alight

Thru all the sky.



Chorus:

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts!

Heav'n and earth are full of Thee!

Heav'n and earth are praising Thee,

O Lord most high!



Stanza 2:

Lord of life, beneath the dome

Of the universe, Thy home,

Gather us who seek Thy face

To the fold of Thy embrace,

For Thou art nigh.



(Chorus)



Stanza 3:

While the deepening shadows fall,

Heart of love enfolding all,

Thru the glory and the grace

Of the stars that veil Thy face,

Our hearts ascend.



(Chorus)



Stanza 4:

When forever from our sight

Pass the stars, the day, the night,

Lord of angels, on our eyes

Let eternal morning rise

And shadows end.



(Chorus)




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