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6 Lord of my time, whose hand hath set
of - fer up Mine evening sacrifice. A - MEN.
4 Minutes and mercies multiplied
3 This day God was my Sun and Shield, 5 New time, new favor, and new joys
My Keeper and my Guide;
Do a new song require:
His care was on my frailty shown,
Till I shall praise Thee as I would,
Rev. John Mason, 1683
31 ST. LEONARD (HILES) C. M. D.
1 The shadows of the evening hours Fall from the dark-ening sky;
Up - on the fragrance of the flowers The dews of
Before Thy throne, O Lord of heaven, We kneel at close
Henry Hiles, 1867
2 The sorrows of Thy servants, Lord,
But let the incense of our prayers
eve - ning lie:
3 Slowly the rays of daylight fade;
Look on Thy children from on high, And hear us while we pray. A - MEN.
Slowly the bright stars, one by one,
Give us, O Lord, fresh hopes in heaven,
4 Let peace, O Lord, Thy peace, O God, Upon our souls descend;
From midnight fears and perils, Thou
Our trembling hearts defend:
Calm and subdue our woes;
Adelaide A. Procter, 1862; verse 4, line 7, alt.
2 Thou, whose all-pervading eye Naught escapes, without, within, Pardon each infirmity,
Open fault, and secret sin.
HOLY TRINITY C. M.
of day Fades up - on
la bor free, Lord, I would com-mune with Thee. A
Arr. from Carl M. von Weber, 1826
2 Lord, on the cross Thine arms were stretched
To draw us to the sky;
O grant us then that cross to love,
1 And now the sun's de cli- ning rays
Then, from sin and sorrow free, •
a - way;
4 Thou who, sinless, yet hast known
Bishop George W. Doane, 1824
E'en so our years are sinking down To their ap- point - ed end.
3 To God the Father, God the Son,
Charles Coffin, 1736. Trans. by Rev. John Chandler, 1837
34 SCHUMANN S. M.
2 Around the throne on high,
Mason and Webb's "Cantica Laudis," Boston, 1850
But pass not from us with the sun, True Light that lighten-est
1 Our day of praise is done;
6 A little while, and then
Shall come the glorious end;
3 Too faint our anthems here;
5 'Tis Thine each soul to calm,
Too soon of praise we tire:
A - MEN.
4 Yet, Lord, to Thy dear will
The evening shad-ows
But pass not from us with the sun, True Light that lightenest all.
Rev. John Ellerton, 1869, 1871
Horatio W. Parker, 1890
A - MEN.
35 EVENING PRAISE 220.127.116.11.4. with Refrain
1 Day is dying in the west; Heaven is touch - ing earth with rest; Wait and
wor-ship while the night Sets her eve- ning lamps a-light Through all the sky.
Ho ly, Holy, Ho ly Lord God of hosts!
3 While the deepening shadows fall, Heart of Love, enfolding all, Through the glory and the grace
full of Thee! Heaven and earth are praising Thee, O Lord Most
William F. Sherwin, 1877
72 Sweet Saviour, bless us, ere we go. 76 Tarry with me, O my Saviour. 145 Saviour, when night involves the skies.
728 Evensong is hushed in silence.
The following Hymns are also suitable for the Evening:
Heaven and earth are
Of the stars that veil Thy face,
4 When for ever from our sight
And shadows end. - Holy, etc.
Mary A. Lathbury, 1877
613 The roseate hues of early dawn.
614 Upon the hills the wind is bleak and cold. 689 Now the day is over.