Night is coming.@John 9:4
Thomas T. Lynch (1818–1871)

Thomas T. Lynch, 1855.

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

Joseph Barnby (1838–1896)

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 heavens, 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.