NOW the shades of night are gone,

Now the morning light is come;

Lord, we would be Thine today,

Drive the shades of sin away.


Make our souls as noonday clear,

Banish every doubt and fear;

In Thy vineyard, Lord, today

We would labor, we would pray.


Keep our haughty passions bound,

Rising up and sitting down,

Going out and coming in,

Keep us safe from every sin.


When our work of life is past,

Oh, receive us then at last!

Night of sin will be no more,

When we reach the heavenly shore.


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