Scripture Verse

Hide me in the shadow of Your wings. Psalm 17:8


Words: May Row­land (1870–1959).

Music: Ves­per Hymn (Ren­dle) Li­ly Rendle (1875–?) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Row­land or Ren­dle (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


The day is slowly wending
Toward its silent ending,
But mid the light declining
The evening star is shining:


O Father, while we sleep,
Thy children keep!

Beneath Thy mighty caring
The birds and beasts are sharing,
The love that sends the showers,
The hand that gives the flowers:


Though long our day of testing,
Now comes the hour of resting,
May weariness and sadness
Be lulled to peace and gladness:


The Savior’s cross is winning
Forgiveness for the sinning,
And while we kneel confessing,
We humbly wait Thy blessing:


All evil thoughts expelling,
Now make in us Thy dwelling,
O Spirit, pure and holy,
Possess these hearts so lowly: