- (Posted 2016-11-28) CPDL #42128:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-11-28). Score information: A4, 1 page, 23 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: As darker, darker fall around
Composer: Charles Steggall
Tune: St Ambrose
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)
Original text and translations
1 As darker, darker, fall around
The shadows of the night,
We gather here with hymn and prayer,
To seek the eternal light.
2 Father in Heaven, to Thee are known
Our many hopes and fears,
Our heavy weight of mortal toil,
Our bitterness of tears.
3 We pray Thee for our absent ones,
Who have been with us here:
And in our secret heart we name
The distant and the dear.
4 For weary eyes, and aching hearts,
And feet that from Thee rove,
The sick, the poor, the tired, the fall'n,
We pray Thee, God of love.
5 We bring to Thee our hopes and fears
And at Thy footstool lay;
And, Father, Thou who lovest all
Wilt hear us as we pray.