Day is dying in the west,
Heaven is touching earth with rest;
Wait and worship while the night
Sets her evening lamps alight
Through all the sky.
Lord of life, beneath the dome
Of the universe, Thy home,
Gather us, who seek Thy face,
To the fold of Thy embrace,
For Thou art nigh. (Refrain)
While the deepening shadows fall,
Heart of Love, enfolding all,
Through the glory and the grace
Of the stars that veil Thy face,
Our hearts ascend. (Refrain)
When forever from our sight
Pass the stars, the day, the night,
Lord of angels, on our eyes
Let eternal morning rise,
And shadows end. (Refrain)
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts!
Heaven and earth are full of Thee!
Heaven and earth are praising Thee,
O Lord Most High!
Mary Lathbury, 1878
Read Psalm 92:1-5
“Day Is Dying” can be classified as a vesper hymn, calling us to end our day with worship. While it’s not unusual for us to say a prayer at bedtime, perhaps we might swing the focus from our day and our needs to praising God for who He is and His mighty works. That is fitting no matter what time of day.