Thursday, June 19, 2014

An Evening Hymn

An Evening Hymn

Now, now that the sun hath veil’d his light
And bid the world goodnight;
To the soft bed my body I dispose,
But where shall my soul repose? 
Dear, dear God, even in Thy arms, 
And can there be any so sweet security! 
Then to thy rest, O my soul! 
And singing, praise the mercy 
That prolongs thy days. 

~ text by Dr. William Fuller (1608-1675)
Henry Purcell also famously set this as "An Evening Hymn"

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Image Credit & CopyrightLuc Perrot
Taken in February, the photograph was voted the winner of the2014 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest's Beauty of the Night Sky Category.

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