When Softly Fades The Sunset Light


When softly fades the sunset light,
And sombre shadows tell of night,
Above the gloom faith sees the Lord,
And dares to rest upon His word.

Refrain:
O precious promise, rich reward,
Sing hallelujah, bless the Lord!
Tho’ sombre shadows tell of night,
At evening time it shall be light.

Above the clouds the stars still shine,
And whisper of the Hand divine;
When on our hearts the shadows fall,
We know God’s love is over all. [Refrain]

God’s love has left its mighty trace
In wondrous deeds of saving grace;
That sacred love still holds the pow’r
To gild with light life’s darkest hour. [Refrain]