Day is Dying in the West

DESCRIPTION: "Day is dying in the west, Heaven is touching earth with rest; Wait and worship while the night Sets her resting lamps alight...." "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts... O Lord most high." The stars and heavens pass away; let eternal morning come
AUTHOR: Mary Artemesia Lathbury (1841-1913) (source: BoyScoutSongbook1997); the tune "Chautaqua" is credited to William Fisk Sherwin by National-4HClubSongBook
EARLIEST DATE: 1997 (BoyScoutSongbook1997)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Averill-CampSongsFolkSongs, p. 466, "Day is Dying in the West" (notes only)
BoyScoutSongbook1997, p. 118, "Day is Dying in the West" (1 text, tune referenced)
National-4HClubSongBook, p. 52, "Day is Dying in the West" (1 text, 1 tune)

cf. "Chautaqua" (tune, according to BoyScoutSongbook1997)
cf. "All Night, All Day" (lyrics)
NOTES [73 words]: Although Averill cites thirteen references for this, I could not find it in any modern camp songbook, and only one songbook in my printed collection. It was so obscure that I initially conjectured it to be a variant form of "All Night, All Day," with which it shares the "Day is dying in the west" line. I rather doubt it's traditional despite Averill's citations -- I wonder if some of them might not in fact be "All Night, All Day." - RBW
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