Day is Dying in the West ~ Hymn

Day is Dying in the West

Day is dying in the west;
Heav’n 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!
Heav’n and earth are full of Thee!
Heav’n and earth are praising Thee,
O Lord most high!

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 deepening 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.


Words by Mary A. Lathbury (1841-1913)


About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

7 thoughts on “Day is Dying in the West ~ Hymn

  1. Ah, “my” beautiful poem/hymn….mine, not because I’ve ever sung it, but because of what it says, and because I discovered it while on a retreat in Colorado two years ago. Thus it has special meaning for me. Thank you for remind me of it – I have not thought of it in a while.

    The photo is so beautiful!

  2. I am not familiar with this hymn but have just listened to it via digital hymns web site. The words are so beautiful and obviously rang true in M. L. heart!!
    Great photo shot!!

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