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Day Is Dying in the West

The United Methodist Hymnal Number 687
Text: Mary A. Lathbury, 1841-1913
Music: William F. Sherwin, 1826-1888
Tune: CHAUTAUQUA, Meter: 77.774 with Refrain

1.	Day is dying in the west; 
	heaven is touching earth with rest; 
	wait and worship while the night 
	sets the evening lamps alight 
	through all the sky.
	Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts! 
	Heaven and earth are full of thee! 
	Heaven and earth are praising thee, 
	O Lord most high! 

2.	Lord of life, beneath the dome 
	of the universe, thy home, 
	gather us who seek thy face 
	to the fold of thy embrace, 
	for thou art nigh. 

3.	While the deepening shadows fall, 
	heart of love enfolding all, 
	through the glory and the grace 
	of the stars that veil thy face, 
	our hearts ascend. 

4.	When forever from our sight 
	pass the stars, the day, the night, 
	Lord of angels, on our eyes 
	let eternal morning rise 
	and shadows end. 

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