Day is Dying in the West

Words: Mary Artemesia Lathbury, 1878.  She wrote this hymn on the shores of Lake Chautauqua, New York.

MusicUnable to initialize MIDI player   Chautauqua," William Fiske Sherwin, 1877
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  1. Day is dying in the west;
     Heaven is touching earth with rest;
     Wait and worship while the night
     Sets the evening lamps alight
     Through all the sky.
     Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts!
     Heaven and earth are full of Thee!
     Heaven and earth are praising Thee,
     O Lord most high! 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. When forever from our sight
     Pass the stars, the day, the night,
     Lord of angels, on our eyes
     Let eternal morning rise
     And shadows end. 

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