The United Methodist Hymnal


Day is Dying in the West

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. 

WORDS: Mary A. Lathbury, 1878
MUSIC: William F. Sherwin, 1877
Scripture: Isaiah 6:3
Theme: Eternal Life; Evening Prayer; Particular Times of Worship: Evening; Responses, Antiphonal; The Glory of the Triune God: Praise and Thanksgiving