The day was done; beside the sultry shore
The cooling shadows fell upon the sea;
The words of wondrous wisdom now were o’er
That made thy waves so sacred, Galilee!
The thronging multitudes, from far and nigh,
All day around the Master’s bark had pressed;
And as He taught, the hours sped swiftly by,
And many a weary heart found peace and rest.
The shadows lengthened, softly fell the dew,
And the long day, with all its toil, was o’er;
Then spake the Master to His chosen few,
“Let us pass over to the other shore.”
So, when life’s day is ended, and we stand
At even on the brink of death’s dark tide,
Oh, may we feel the Saviour’s mighty hand,
And pass in safety to the other side!