Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, EVENING, by GEORGE WASHINGTON DOANE

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First Line: Softly now the light of day
Last Line: Jesus, look with pitying eye.
Variant Title(s): Evening Hymn;evening Contemplation
Subject(s): Evening; Religion; Sunset; Twilight; Theology

SOFTLY now the light of day
Fades upon my sight away;
Free from care, from labor free,
Lord, I would commune with Thee:

Thou, whose all-pervading eye,
Naught escapes, without, within,
Pardon each infirmity,
Open fault and secret sin.

Soon, for me, the light of day
Shall forever pass away;
Then, from sin and sorrow free,
Take me, Lord, to dwell with Thee:

Thou, who, sinless, yet hast known
All of man's infirmity;
Then from Thine eternal throne,
Jesus, look with pitying eye.

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