Scripture Verse

Night is coming. John 9:4


Thomas T. Lynch

Words: Tho­mas T. Lynch, 1855.

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

Joseph Barnby


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

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