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The duteous day now closeth Each flower




The duteous day now closeth,
Each flower and tree reposeth,
Shade creeps oíer wild and wood:
Let us, as night is falling,
On God our Maker calling,
Give thanks to Him, the Giver good.


Now all the heavínly splendor
Breaks forth in starlight tender
From myriad worlds unknown;
And man, the marvel seeing,
Forgets his selfish being,
For joy of beauty not his own.


His care he drowneth yonder,
lost in the abyss of wonder;
to heaven his soul doth steal:
this life he disesteemeth,
the day it is that dreameth,
that doth from truth his vision seal.


Awhile his mortal blindness
May miss Godís lovingkindness,
And grope in faithless strife:
But when lifeís day is over
Shall deathís fair night discover
The fields of everlasting life.

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LYRICS
Meter: 7 7 6 7 7 8
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1648,1899
      Bible Refs: Ps 19:1;
      MUSIC
      Name: INNSBRUCK
      Meter: 7 7 6 7 7 8
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1490,1539
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 707G
        # 946G
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        7 7 6 7 7 8

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