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.
Bishop William Fuller’s ‘Evening Hymn’ expresses a meditative relation to God, the ‘divine’ where the soul can rest, composer: Henry Purcell, soprano: Emma Kirkby.