At evening time it shall be light.@Zechariah 14:7
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John B. Dykes (1823-1876)

Richard H. Robinson, 1869. This hymn was written for the congregation of St. Paul’s, Upper Norwood, England, to be sung after the 3rd Collect at Evening Prayer.

Vesperi Lux John B. Dykes (1823-1876) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Holy Father, cheer our way
With Thy love’s perpetual ray;
Grant us every closing day
Light at evening time.

Holy Savior, calm our fears
When earth’s brightness disappears;
Grant us in our later years
Light at evening time.

Holy Spirit, be Thou nigh
When in mortal pains we lie;
Grant us, as we come to die,
Light at evening time.

Holy, blessèd Trinity,
Darkness is not dark to Thee;
Those Thou keepest always see
Light at evening time.