Scripture Verse

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night.@Psalm 91:5
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Jeremiah F. Ohl
(1850–1941)

Words: Tho­mas O. Sum­mers (1812–1882). My se­cond child was born in 1847, and for her I wrote The Day­light Fades, as far as I can re­col­lect, about 1849. Pub­lished in Hymns for Schools and Fam­i­lies (Rich­mond, Vir­gin­ia & Lou­is­ville, Ken­tuc­ky: J. Ear­ly, 1853).

Music: Ev­en­ing Jer­e­mi­ah F. Ohl, 1884 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

The daylight fades, the evening shades
Are gathering round my head;
Father above, I praise that love
Which nightly guards my bed.

While Thou art near, I need not fear,
The gloom of midnight hour;
Blest Jesus, still from every ill
Defend me with Thy power!

Pardon my sin, and enter in
To sanctify my heart;
Spirit divine, O make me Thine,
And ne’er from me depart!