Tune: James Landrum White, 1869; Arranged by Stanley Smith, 2005
Lyrics: George W. Doane, 1824
Meter: 7s (7,7,7,7)
Softly now the light of day
Fades upon our sight away;
Free from care, from labor free,
Lord, we would commune with Thee.
Soon for us the light of day
Shall forever pass away;
Then, from sin and sorrow free,
Take us, Lord, to dwell with Thee.