Sunday, December 03, 2006

Day is Dying in the West

One of my father's favorite songs is "Day is Dying in the West". I never see a beautiful sunset, or listen to this song, without thinking of my dad. I can hear him in my head, spontaneously singing this song as the sun is setting. He still sings this song when aloud if we are together at sunset! Today I experienced a beautiful sunset. . .and thought of this lovely hymn. . .and of my dad. And I thought how nice it would be to share with you.

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!

Text: Mary A. Lathbury, 1841-1913
Music: William F. Sherwin, 1826-1888

To read the lyrics for each verse, or to listen to the melody of this song, click here:

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:52 PM

    That is so nice. The pictures as just beautiful.


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