Scripture Verse

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


Charles Coffin

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
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.