THE shades of night are flitting fast,
The golden east is streaked with day,
And now, O Lord of life and light,
With thankful hearts, to Thee we pray.
Sinners we are, yet hear us, Lord
In pity hear, and send us peace;
Thy saving health, to all afford,
And bid each sin and sorrow cease.
Grant it, eternal Trinity,
The Father, Son, and Spirit blessed,
Whose glory is, and still shall be,
Through all the world, with joy, confessed.