Hymn 245 - Softly Now the Light of Day

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Softly now the light of day

Fades upon my sight away;

Free from care, from labor free,

Lord, I would commune with Thee.

Thou, whose all pervading eye

Naught escapes, without, within,

Pardon each infirmity,

Open fault and secret sin.

Soon for me the light of day

Shall forever pass away;

Then, from sin and sorrow free,

Take me, Lord, to dwell with Thee.

Thou who, sinless, yet has known

All of man’s infirmity,

Then, from Thine eternal throne,

Jesus, look with pitying eye.