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Hymn score of: Trim the lamp, its light is fading - Evening (John S. B. Monsell/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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Trim the lamp, its light is fading - Evening
(John S. B. Monsell/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Evening.

I.

"At midnight there was a cry made,
Behold, the Bridegroom cometh;
go ye out to meet him." (Matthew 25,6)

1. Trim the lamp, its light is fading,
  slowly steals the night away,
from the blast its flicker shading,
  round it watch, and near it pray;
O my blessed Saviour! yearning
  as my Spirit doth for thee,
may my lamp be bright and burning
  when thou comest unto me. PDF - Midi

2. Feed with oil the languid taper,
  faintly by the night-wind fanned,
hide it from the rising vapour
  in the hollow of thy hand;
O my blessed Saviour! yearning
  as my Spirit doth for thee,
may my lamp be bright and burning
  when thou comest unto me.

3. Every weight that would encumber
  lay aside, my soul, and rise,
shake from off thy heart the slumber
  that is stealing o'er thine eyes;
O my blessed Saviour! yearning
  as my Spirit doth for thee,
may my lamp be bright and burning
  when thou comest unto me.

4. Lo! the Bride, in all her beauty,
  bending toward the eastern gate,
clothed in praise, and girt with duty,
  doth upon her threshold wait;
O my blessed Saviour! yearning
  as my Spirit doth for thee,
may my lamp be bright and burning
  when thou comest unto me.

5. Though the Bridegroom be delaying,
  yet his hand is on the door;
when he comes, his second staying
  will be with us evermore;
O my blessed Saviour! yearning
  as my Spirit doth for thee,
may my lamp be bright and burning
  when thou comest unto me.

John S. B. Monsell, Hymns of Love and Praise, 1877, 4-5.

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