Christ My Song - 664
Come, Jesus, with the coming night - Evening worship
(Ray Palmer/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
"At evening time it shall be light." (Zechariah 14,7)
2. Welcome this shade that brings release
from hurrying labour's noise and strife;
that calls from restless thought to cease,
and calms the throbbing pulse of life.
3. From tedious toil, from anxious care,
dear Lord, I turn again to thee;
thy presence and thy smile to share
makes every burden light to me.
4. With thee, of all sad thoughts beguiled,
peace nestles in my tranquil breast;
and, like a pleased and happy child,
in thy kind arms I sink to rest.
5. Till night's dark watches all are gone,
O faithful Shepherd, guard my sleep,
and, when yon mountains greet the dawn,
give strength my heavenward way to keep.
Ray Palmer, in: The Poetical Works of Ray Palmer, 1876, 31-32.