Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: R. H. Pitt, in Win­dows of Hea­ven, New Edi­tion, com­piled by Hen­ry M. Whar­ton, re­vised by I. S. Field (Bal­ti­more, Ma­ry­land: Na­tion­al Ev­an­gel­iz­ation So­cie­ty, 1898), num­ber 15.

Music: I. S. Field (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Come, blest Re­deem­er!
Be Thy ser­vants’ hon­ored guest—
Come in com­pas­sion,
Give the trou­bled rest.
Lo, the day is dy­ing—
Lo, the night comes on apace,
And our spir­its sigh­ing,
Long to see Thy face.

Refrain

Jesus—dear Mas­ter,
Come and reign with­in each heart,
Deign to be near us;
Nevermore de­part.

Come, dear Re­deem­er!
We are faint and sore dis­tressed:
If Thou wilt en­ter
We are tru­ly blest.
Thou dost soothe our ang­uish,
Thou for­giv’st Thy peo­ple’s sin—
We are lost with­out Thee,
Haste to en­ter in.

Refrain

Hail! bless­èd Je­sus,
Thou hast heard Thy ser­vants’ pray­er,
And hearts are glow­ing
In Thy pre­sence fair.
Thou hast sown the sun­beams
Where the sha­dows used to dwell,
Thou hast whis­pered soft­ly,
Peace—all shall be well.

Refrain