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Evening 70b

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: James Landrum White, 1869; Arranged by Stanley Smith, 2005
Poet: George Washington Doane, 1824
Meter: 7s (7,7,7,7)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Softly now the light of day
Fades upon our sight away;
Free from care, from labor free,
Lord, we would commune with Thee.


Softly now the light of day, Stanza 1a
2
Soon for us the light of day
Shall forever pass away;
Then, from sin and sorrow free,
Take us, Lord, to dwell with Thee.


Softly now the light of day, Stanza 2a