The daylight fades, The evening shades

The daylight fades, The evening shades. Thomas O. Summers* (1812-1882).   This is a companion piece to ‘The morning bright, With rosy light’*. It was written, Summers recorded, ‘about 1849’ (JJ, p. 1102). It was written for his second daughter, born in 1847. Following the example of the first hymn, it was written in the same metre, and had three stanzas: The daylight fades, The evening shades, Are gathering round my head; Father above I praise that love, Which nightly guards my bed. While Thou art near, I need not fear The gloom of midnight hour; Blest Jesus, still From every ill, Defend me with Thy power! Pardon my sin, And enter in To sanctify my heart; Spirit Divine, O make me...

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