The day is gone, its light is past, The shades of eve are falling fast, And now, within this hallow'd place, We meet, O Lord, to seek Thy face; Shut out the world with all its care, And while Thy name we breathe in pray'r, May ev‘ry soul united be In closer bonds of love to Thee. A deeper work of grace we need, And for that work Thy promise plead, Thy word has said, and we believe The things we ask, we shall receive. On us the dew of blessing pour, Reveal Thyself as oft before; May ev‘ry soul united be In closer bonds of love to Thee. With living faith each heart inspire, And kindle there devotion's fire, That we may catch the songs that rise From angel harps beyond the skies; O King of kings! in pow’r descend, And while before Thy throne we bend, May ev‘ry soul united be In closer bonds of love to Thee.
- by Frances ("Fanny") Jane Crosby (1820 - 1915) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "In closer bonds of love to Thee" [ soprano and piano ] [sung text checked 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2017-09-24
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Word count: 160