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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
III. An Evening Hymn
By Edward Caswell (1814–1878)
 
THE SUN is sinking fast;
  The daylight dies;
Let love awake and pay
  Her evening sacrifice.
 
As Christ upon the Cross        5
  In death reclin’d,
Into His Father’s hands
  His parting soul resign’d;
 
So now herself my soul
  Would wholly give,        10
Into His sacred charge,
  In whom all spirits live;
 
So now beneath His eye
  Would calmly rest,
Without a wish or thought        15
  Abiding in the breast,
 
Save that His will be done,
  Whate’er betide;
Dead to herself; and dead,
  In Him, to all beside.        20
 
Thus would I live;—yet now
  Not I, but He;
In all His power and love
  Henceforth alive in me!
 
One sacred Trinity!        25
  One Lord divine!
Myself for ever His,
  And He for ever mine!
 
 
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