Scripture Verse

It shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.@Zechariah 14:7
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Daniel S. Warner
(1842–1895)

Words: Dan­i­el S. War­ner, in Songs of Vic­to­ry, ed­it­ed by Jo­seph C. Fish­er (Grand Junc­tion, Mi­chi­gan: 1885), num­ber 58.

Music: Za­po­pan H. R. Jeff­rey, 1885 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Brighter days are sweetly dawning,
O the glory looms in sight!
For the cloudy day is waning,
And the evening shall be light.

Refrain

O what golden glory streaming!
Purer light is coming fast;
Now in Christ we’ve found a freedom
Which eternally shall last.

Misty fogs, so long concealing
All the hills of mingled night,
Vanish, all their sin revealing,
For the evening shall be light.

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Satan, the accusing dragon,
Once assumed an angel bright,
But he’s driven out of Heaven,
By the blessèd evening light.

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Lo! the ransomed are returning,
Robed in shining crystal white,
Leaping, shouting, home to Zion,
Happy in the evening light.

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Free from Babel, in the Spirit,
Free to worship God aright;
Joy and gladness we’re receiving,
O how sweet this evening light!

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Hallelujah! saints are singing,
Victory in Jehovah’s might;
Glory! glory! keep it ringing,
We are saved in evening light!

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