1228. The Day Is Past and Gone

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 shall 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.

Text Information
First Line: The day is past and gone
Title: The Day Is Past and Gone
Author: John Leland (1792)
Meter: SM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Horatio William Parker (1890)
Meter: SM
Incipit: 56132 15613 21352
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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