Scripture Verse

Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over. Luke 24:29


Charles Coffin (1676–1749)

Words: Charles Cof­fin, Hym­ni Sac­ri, 1736 (Pro­no vo­lu­tus im­pe­tu). Al­so ap­peared in the Pa­ris Bre­vi­ary the same year as La­ben­te jam so­lis ro­ta. Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by John Chand­ler in his Hymns of the Pri­mi­tive Church, 1837.

Music: St. Co­lum­ba an­cient Ir­ish me­lo­dy (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

John Chandler (1806–1876)
National Portrait Gallery



As now the sun’s de­clin­ing rays
At ev­en­tide des­cend,
So life’s brief day is sink­ing down
To its ap­point­ed end.

Lord, on the cross Thine arms were stretched,
To draw Thy peo­ple nigh;
O grant us then that cross to love,
And in those arms to die.

All glo­ry to the Fa­ther be,
All glo­ry to the Son,
All glo­ry, Ho­ly Ghost, to Thee,
While end­less ages run.