Welcome to the HistoricHymns.com Hymn Details Page!

In Excelsis, 1896042
The Sabbath-Day Has Reached Its CloseMiss Charlotte Elliott, 1835

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
042ElmhurstEdwin Drewett, 18878.8.8.6.

1The Sabbath-day has reached its close,
Yet, Savior, ere I seek repose,
Grant me the peace Thy love bestows:
Smile on my evening hour.
2O heavenly comforter, sweet guest!
Hallow and calm my troubled breast;
Weary, I come to Thee for rest:
Smile on my evening hour.
3Let not the gospel seed remain
Unfruitful, or be sown in vain;
Let heavenly dews descend like rain:
Smile on my evening hour.
4Oh, ever present, ever nigh,
Thou hearest the contrite spirit’s sigh;
Jesus, on Thee I fix mine eye;
Smile on my evening hour.
5My only intercessor Thou,
Mingle Thy fragrant incense now
With every prayer, and every vow:
Smile on my evening hour.
6And, oh, when life’s short course shall end,
And death’s dark shades around impend,
My God, my everlasting Friend,
Smile on my evening hour. Amen.

Text Sources:

Musical Sources: