Scripture Verse

Night is coming. John 9:4

Introduction

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Thomas T. Lynch
1818–1871

Words: Tho­mas T. Lynch, The Ri­vu­let (Lon­don: Ro­bert Theo­bald, 1855), num­ber 94.

Music: Ho­ly Tri­ni­ty Jo­seph Barn­by, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Joseph Barnby
1838–1896

Lyrics

All faded is the glow­ing light
That once from Hea­ven shone,
When star­tled shep­herds in the night
The an­gels came up­on.

O shine again, ye an­gel host,
And say that He is near;
Though but a simp­le few at most
Believe He will ap­pear.

Ye heav’ns, that have been grow­ing dark,
Now also are ye dumb;
When shall the list­en­ers say, Hark!
They’re sing­ing—He will come
?

Lord, come again, oh, come again,
Come even as Thou wilt;
But not anew to suf­fer pain,
And strive with hu­man guilt.

Oh, come again, Thou migh­ty King,
Let earth Thy glo­ry see;
And let us hear the an­gels sing,
He comes with vic­to­ry.