Words: , 1869. This hymn was writ­ten for the con­gre­ga­tion of St. Paul’s, Upper Nor­wood, Eng­land, to be sung af­ter the 3rd Coll­ect at Ev­en­ing Pray­er.

Music: Ves­peri Lux, (1823-1876). Al­ter­nate tunes:

  • Huddersfield, (1841-1924)
  • Ves­per (Stain­er), , 1875

If you know when the mu­sic was writ­ten, or where to get a pic­ture of Ri­chard Ro­bin­son

Holy Father, cheer our way
With Thy love’s perpetual ray;
Grant us every closing day
Light at evening time.

Holy Savior, calm our fears
When earth’s brightness disappears;
Grant us in our later years
Light at evening time.

Holy Spirit, be Thou nigh
When in mortal pains we lie;
Grant us, as we come to die,
Light at evening time.

Holy, blessèd Trinity,
Darkness is not dark to Thee;
Those Thou keepest always see
Light at evening time.