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Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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Now the day is over, Night is drawing nigh, Shadows of the evening Steal across the sky.
Now the darkness gathers, Stars begin to peep, Birds and beasts and flowers Soon will be asleep,
Jesus, give the weary Calm and sweet repose; With thy tenderest blessing May our eyelids close.
Grant to little children Visions bright of thee; Guard the sailors tossing On the deep blue sea.
Comfort every sufferer Watching late in pain; Those who plan some evil From their sin restrain.
Glory to the Father, Glory to the Son, And to thee, blest Spirit, Whilst all ages run.
Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924)
Sabine Baring-Gould wrote this hymn for the children of the parish of Horbury Bridge. This simply expressed evening prayer may be a little too arch in its expression for us today, but it is much better than many of the sentimental effusions of its time.
Baring-Gould wrote his own, equally simple tune, and indeed the tune may have come before the words. ‘Eudoxia’ in Greek means ‘good repute’ or ‘virtue’.