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How sweet the hour of closing day




How sweet the hour of closing day!
When all is peaceful and serene,
and the broad sun's retiring ray
sheds a mild luster o'er the scene.


Such is the Christian's parting hour,
so peacefully he sinks to rest;
and faith, rekindling all its power,
lights up the languor of his breast.


Mark but that radiance of his eye,
That smile upon his wasted cheek;
They tell us of his glory nigh,
In language that no tongue can speak.


A beam from heaven is sent to cheer
the pilgrim on his gloomy road;
and angels are attending near,
to bear him to their bright abode.


O Lord, that we may thus depart,
thy joys to share, thy face to see,
impress thine image on our heart,
and teach us now to walk with thee.


Who would not wish to die like those
Whom Godís own Spirit deigns to bless?
To sink into that soft repose,
Then wake to perfect happiness?

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1831
      Bible Refs: Heb 4:9;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1908# 431
      1938# 29
      1885# 66
      MUSIC
      Name: LEFFINGWELL
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)

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