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The Shadows of the Evening HoursMiss Adelaide A. Procter (1825-1864)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
808aSt. LeonardsHenry Hiles (1826-1904)Common Meter Double (
808bThe Roseate HuesSir Arthur S. Sullivan (1842-1900)Common Meter Double (

1The shadows of the evening hours
Fall from the darkening sky;
Upon the fragrance of the flowers
The dews of evening lie:
Before Thy throne, O Lord of Heaven,
We kneel at close of day;
Look on Thy children from on high,
And hear us while we pray.
2The sorrows of Thy servants, Lord,
O do not Thou despise,
But let the incense of our prayers
Before Thy mercy rise:
The brightness of the coming night
Upon the darkness rolls:
With hopes of future glory chase
The shadows on our souls.
3Slowly the rays of daylight fade;
So fade within our heart
The hopes in earthly love and joy,
That one by one depart:
Slowly the bright stars, one by one,
Within the heavens shine;
Give us, O Lord, fresh hopes in Heaven
And trust in things divine.
4Let peace, O Lord, Thy peace, O God,
Upon our souls descend:
From midnight fears and perils, Thou
Our trembling hearts defend:
Give us a respite from our toil,
Calm and subdue our woes;
Through the long day we labor, Lord,
O give us now repose. Amen.
Psalm4:8I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
Psalm17:8Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
Psalm27:1The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm55:17Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
Psalm112:4Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
Psalm127:2It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
Proverbs3:24When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
Isaiah26:9With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
Zechariah14:7But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
Matthew19:13-1513 Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. 15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
John14:27Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
2 Thessalonians3:16Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.