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At Even, When the Sun Was Set

Words: Henry Twells, 1868

Music:   "Angelus",  Geoerg Joseph, Heilige Seenlenlust, 1657
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 1. At even, when the sun was set,
    The sick, O Lord, around Thee lay;
    O, with how many pains they met!
    O, with what joy they went away!

 2. Once more 'tis eventide, and we,
    Oppressed with various ills, draw near;
    What if Thyself we cannot see?
    We know that Thou art ever near.

 3. O Savior Christ, our woes dispel;
    For some are sick, and some are sad;
    And some have never loved Thee well,
    And some have lost the love they had.

 4. O Savior Christ, Thou too art man;
    Thou has been troubled, tempted, tried;
    Thy kind but searching glance can scan
    The very wounds that shame would hide.

 5. Thy touch has still its ancient power.
    No word from Thee can fruitless fall;
    Hear, in this solemn evening hour,
    And in Thy mercy heal us all.

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