Nonnet for Vespers

Matthias Stom, "Young Man Reading by Candlelight" Wikipaintings.org
Matthias Stom, “Young Man Reading by Candlelight”
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At the going-down and the slowing,

Taper me, Lord, but lose me not

To the fading of the light.

Within silence let me,

O God, entrust all

My daytime sight

To render You,

Lord, more

Bright.

Sergei Rachmaninoff, “Vespers: Now let thy servant depart”