The Day Is Past and Gone Lyrics
1 The day is past and gone,
The evening shades appear.
O may we all remember well
The night of death draws near.
2 We lay our garments by,
Upon our beds to rest;
So death will soon disrobe us all
Of what is here possessed.
3 Lord, keep us safe this night,
Secure from all our fears;
May angels guard us while we sleep,
Till morning light appears.
4 And when we early rise,
And view th’unwearied sun,
May we set out to win the prize,
And after glory run.
5 And when our days are past,
And we from time remove,
O may we in Thy bosom rest,
The bosom of Thy love.
The Day Is Past and Gone Hymn Story
The Day Is Past and Gone is a hymn that was composed by John Leland. It was first published in 1792.
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