Scripture Verse

At evening time it shall be light. Zechariah 14:7


John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Words: Ri­chard H. Ro­bin­son, 1869. This hymn was writ­ten for the con­gre­ga­tion of St. Paul’s, Up­per Nor­wood, Eng­land, to be sung af­ter the 3rd Col­lect at Ev­en­ing Pray­er.

Music: Ves­pe­ri Lux John B. Dykes (1823–1876) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know when the mu­sic was writ­ten, or where to get a good pic­ture of Ro­bin­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Holy Fa­ther, cheer our way
With Thy love’s per­pe­tu­al ray;
Grant us ev­ery clos­ing day
Light at ev­en­ing time.

Holy Sav­ior, calm our fears
When earth’s bright­ness dis­ap­pears;
Grant us in our lat­er years
Light at ev­en­ing time.

Holy Spi­rit, be Thou nigh
When in mor­tal pains we lie;
Grant us, as we come to die,
Light at ev­en­ing time.

Holy, bless­èd Tri­ni­ty,
Darkness is not dark to Thee;
Those Thou keep­est al­ways see
Light at ev­en­ing time.