Scripture Verse

At evening time it shall be light. Zechariah 14:7

Introduction

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John B. Dykes
(1823–1876)

Words: 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.

Music: Ves­pe­ri Lux John B. Dykes (1823–1876) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

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.