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The day is past and gone The evening shades appear




The day is past and gone;
The evening shades appear:
O may we all remember well
The night of death draws near.


We lay our garments by,
Upon our beds to rest;
So death shall soon disrobe us all
Of what is here possessed.


Lord, keep us safe this night,
Secure from all our fears;
May angels guard us while we sleep,
Till morning light appears.


And when we early rise,
And view th' unwearied sun,
May we press on to reach the prize,
And after glory run.


And when our days are past,
And we from time remove,
O may we in thy bosom rest,
The bosom of thy love.


And when I early rise,
To view th' unwearied sun.
May I set out to win the prize,
And after glory run:


And if we early rise,
And view th’ unwearied sun;
May we set out to win the prize,
And after glory run!


---Alternative verses---


The day is past and gone,
The ev'ning shades appear;
Oh, may I ever keep in mind.
The night of death draws near.


I lay my garments by.
Upon my bed to rest;
So death will soon remove me hence,
And leave my soul undrest.


We lay our garments by,
Our bodies down to rest;
So death will soon disrobe us all,
Of what we here possess.


Lord, keep me safe this night.
Secure from all my fears;
May angels guard me while I sleep.
Till morning light appears.


Lord, keep us safe this night,
Secure from all our fears;
May angels guard us while we sleep,
Till morning light appears.


That when my days are past,
And I from time remove.
Lord, I may in thy bosom rest,
The bosom of thy love.

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LYRICS
Meter: 6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1792
      Bible Refs: Ps 91:5;
      MUSIC
      Name: DONCASTER (BETHLEHEM)
      Meter: 6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1837
        SCORE PREVIEW
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        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)

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