In the night His song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. Psalm 42:8
Words: William S. Lacy, 1891.
Music: Vernon (Lacy), William S. Lacy, 1891 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Lacy (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
Slowly sinks the setting sun,
Now the work of day is done;
Lord, we come a thankful throng,
Raise to Thee our evening song.
For Thy tender care bestowed,
For Thy pardoning blood which flowed;
For Thy love that crowns our days,
Lord, accept our grateful praise.
And when sets life’s weary sun,
When the toil of earth is done,
To Thy home of perfect rest,
Lord, receive us, ever blest.
For the robe, the palm, the blood,
May we always praise our God,
And with all the ransomed throng,
Swell high Heaven’s triumphant song.