How sweet the hour of closing day,

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    Verse 1
    How sweet the hour of closing day,
    When all its peaceful and serene,
    And the broad sun's retiring ray
    Sheds a mild lustre o'er the scene!

    Verse 2
    Such is the Christian's parting hour;
    So peacefully he sinks to rest,
    And faith, rekindling all its power,
    Lights up the langour of his breast.

    Verse 3
    There is a radiance in his eye,
    A smile upon his wasted cheek;
    That seems to tell us of his glory nigh,
    In language that no tongue can speak.

    Verse 4
    A beam from heaven is sent to cheer
    The pilgrim on his gloomy road;
    And angels are attending near,
    To bear him to their bright abode.

    Verse 5
    O Lord, that we may thus depart,
    Thy joys to share, Thy face to see,
    Impress Thine image on our heart,
    And teach us now to walk with Thee.