Day is Dying in the West Lyrics
Author: Mary A Lathbury
1 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.
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts!
Heav’n and earth are full of Thee;
Heav’en 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. [Refrain]
3 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. [Refrain]
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. [Refrain]
Day is Dying in the West Hymn History
Day is dying in the west is a hymn that was composed by Mary A. Lathbury.
According to Miss Lathbury this hymn was written at the request of Rev. John H Vincent in the summer of 1880.
It is one of the most popular vesper’s song and it looks like that was the reason behind its composition.
Mary Lathbury was born on 10th August 1841 in New York.
She died in 1913 in New Jersey. She wrote other hymns including Break Thou the bread of life.
She started writing poems and other writings at a very early age and taught art later on in her adulthood.
She later decided to focus on religious writing. The reason for this is given in the following quotation.
“Remember, my child, that you have a gift of weaving fancies into verse and a gift with the pencil of producing visions that come to your heart; consecrate these to Me as thoroughly as you do your inmost spirit”
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