197. As Now the Sun's Declining Rays

1. As now the sun’s declining rays
At eventide descend,
So life’s brief day is sinking down
To its appointed end.

2. Lord, on the cross Thine arms were stretched,
To draw Thy people nigh;
O grant us then that cross to love,
And in those arms to die.

3. All glory to the Father be,
All glory to the Son,
All glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee,
While endless ages run.

Text Information
First Line: As now the sun's declining rays
Title: As Now the Sun's Declining Rays
Latin Title: Prono volutus impetu
Author: Charles Coffin (1736)
Translator (from Latin): John Chandler
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Hymni Sacri, 1736; also appeared in the Paris Breviary the same year as "Labente jam solis rota"; Translation: Hymns of the Primitive Church, 1837 (Translation)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: ST. PETER, Alexander R. Reinagle, 1836
Tune Information
Composer: Anonymous
Meter: CM
Incipit: 12345 45321 12345
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Ancient Irish melody
Copyright: Public Domain

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