Day is Dying in the West

Date recorded: February 10, 2012

Words by: Mary A. Lathbury

Music by: William F. Sherwin

Day is dying in the west;
Heav’n is touching earth with rest;
Wait and worship while the night
Sets her evening lamps alight
Through all the sky.


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.


While the deep’ning shadows fall,
Heart of love, enfolding all,
Through the glory and the grace
Of the stars that veil Thy face,
Our hearts ascend.


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.


Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts!
Heav’n and earth are full of Thee;
Heav’n and earth are praising Thee,
O Lord Most High!

Legacy Comments

Yvonne Williams says:

June 12, 2012

Thank you for ending my day. Beautiful.