Do we really realize that day is dying in the west? Life is short and we could go at any moment. We need to be ready to meet our creator. Lift up your heads for today could be the day!
Day is dying in the west; (aff.)
Heaven is touching earth with rest;
Wait and worship while the night
Sets the evening lamps alight
Through all the sky.
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts!
Heaven and earth are full of Thee!
Heaven and earth are praising Thee,
O Lord most high!
Lord of life, beneath the dome
Of the universe, Thy home,
Gather us who seek Thy face
To the fold of Thy embrace,
For Thou art nigh.
While the deepening shadows fall,
Heart of love enfolding all,
Through the glory and the grace
Of the stars that veil Thy face,
Our hearts ascend.
When forever from our sight
Pass the stars, the day, the night,
Lord of angels, on our eyes
Let eternal morning rise
And shadows end.
~Words: Mary Artemesia Lathbury, 1877
How quickly time passes. Another sunrise, another sunset.
- to redeem the time,
- to walk circumspectly,
- to watch and be ready
for we know not the day or the hour when the Lord shall return.