79. 7s. M. S. F. Smith. Sabbath Evening.
1 Softly fades the twilight ray
Of the holy Sabbath day;
Gently as life's setting sun;
When the Christian's course is run.
2 Night her solemn mantle spreads
O'er the earth, as daylight fades;
All things tell of calm repose
At the holy Sabbath's close.
3 Peace is on the world abroad;
'Tis the holy peace of God, --
Symbol of the peace within,
When the spirit rests from sin.
4 Still the Spirit lingers near,
Where the evening worshipper
Seeks communion with the skies,
Pressing onward to the prize.