Songs We Like to Sing

Published 1912
Chautauqua Evening Hymn

     Mary A. Lathbury                                         Wm. P. Sherwin

Day is dying in the west;
Heav'n is touching earth with rest;
Wait and worship while the night
Sets her evening lamps alight
Thro' all the sky

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!

Lord of life, beneath the dome
Of the universe, thy home;
Gather us, who seek thy face,
To the folds of thy embrace,
For thou art night.


While the deep'ning shadows fall,
Heart of Love, enfolding all,
Thro' the glory and the grace
Of the stars that veil thy face,
Our hearts ascend.


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.



© 1999, 2003, Lynn Waterman