At Evening When the Sun Had Set

At evening when the sun had set

Author: Henry Twells
Tune: ANGELUS (Joseph)
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 At evening, when the sun had set,
the sick, O Lord, around you lay:
in such distress and pain they met,
but with what joy they went away!

2 Once more the evening falls, and we
oppressed with many ills, draw near,
and though your form we cannot see,
we know and feel that you are here.

3 O Saviour Christ, our cares dispel,
for some are sick, and some are sad,
and some have never loved you well,
and some have lost the love they had,

4 and all desire your perfect rest,
for none is wholly free from sin,
and those who long to serve you best
are most aware of wrong within.

5 O Saviour Christ, O Son of Man,
you have been troubled, tempted, tried;
your kind but searching glance can scan
the very wounds that shame would hide.

6 Your touch has still its ancient power;
no word from you can fruitless fall:
hear us, touch us in this hour,
and in your mercy heal us all.

Source: The Book of Praise #824

Author: Henry Twells

Twells, Henry, M.A., was born in 1823, and educated at St. Peter's College, Cambridge. B.A. 1848, M.A. 1851. Taking Holy Orders in 1849, he was successively Curate of Great Berkhamsted, 1849-51; Sub-Vicar of Stratford-on-Avon, 1851-54; Master of St. Andrew's House School, Mells, Somerset, 1854-56; and Head Master of Godolphin School, Hammersmith, 1856-70. In 1870 he was preferred to the Rectory of Baldock, Herts, and in 1871 to that of Waltham-on-the Wolds. He was Select Preacher at Cambridge in 1873-74, and became an Honorary Canon of Peterborough Cathedral in 1884. Canon Twells is best known by his beautiful evening hymn, "At even ere the sun was set." He also contributed the following hymns to the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancie… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: At evening when the sun had set
Title: At Evening When the Sun Had Set
Author: Henry Twells
Language: English
Copyright: Adapt. © 1982 Hope Publishing Company



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Hymnal #628

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The Book of Praise #824

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The Covenant Hymnal #476

The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #364

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