Scripture Verse

Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labor until the evening. Psalm 104:23

Introduction

Words: Will­iam J. Fox­ell (1857–1933).

Music: Fox­ell, Will­iam J. Fox­ell (🔊 pdf nwc).

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portrait
William J. Foxell
(1857–1933)
© National Portrait Gallery

Lyrics

Savior, to Thee
We raise our hymn of gladness;
Once more at evening’s hour
We look to Heav’n above;
Far, far behind
To leave earth’s toil and sadness—
So resting only
On Thy great redeeming love.

May this day’s sins, we pray Thee,
All be pardoned;
Grant us Thy absolution,
Give Thy grace to cheer;
O never let our hearts
By sin be hardened,
But keep our conscience tender,
Give us holy fear.

Now day is done,
And all its labors ended,
Close Thou, O Lord,
Our weary eyes in gentle sleep;
So may we ever be
By Thee defended—
O may Thy guardian angels
Round us vigil keep!

Our souls restore, renew our pow’rs,
And make us strong in Thy strength
To rise and greet the morning light;
And at the last,
O blessèd Savior, take us
To dwell with Thee
In that glad land
Which knows no night!