Come, Let Us Sing an Evening Hymn



  1. 1. Come, let us sing an evening hymn

    To calm our minds for rest,

    And each one try, with single eye,

    To praise the Savior best.

  2. 2. Yea, let us sing a sacred song

    To close the passing day,

    With one accord call on the Lord

    And ever watch and pray.

  3. 3. Oh, thank the Lord for grace and gifts

    Renewed in latter days,

    For truth and light to guide us right

    In wisdom’s pleasant ways,

  4. 4. For ev’ry line we have received

    To turn our hearts above,

    For ev’ry word and ev’ry good

    That fill our souls with love.

  5. 5. Oh, let us raise a holier strain

    For blessings great as ours,

    And be prepared while angels guard

    Us through our slumb’ring hours.

  6. 6. Oh, may we sleep and wake in joy,

    While life with us remains,

    And then go home beyond the tomb,

    Where peace forever reigns.

Text: William W. Phelps, 1792–1872

Music: Tracy Y. Cannon, 1879–1961