"Day is Dying in the West"
Music: William F. Sherwin, 1877
Lyrics: Mary A. Lathbury, 1877 & 1890
Day is dying in the West;
Heaven is touching earth with rest;
Wait and worship while the night
Sets her evening lamps alight through all the sky.
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.
While the deepening shadows fall,
Heart of love, enfolding all,
Through the glory and the grace
Of the stars that veil Thy face, our hearts ascend.
When for ever from our sight
Pass the stars, the day, the night,
Lord of angels, on our eyes
Let eternal morning rise, and shadows end.
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts!
Heaven and earth are full of Thee;
Heaven and earth are praising Thee,
O Lord Most High!