Evening Song recalls an old, and now rarely used, melody by William Kirkpatrick with words by pioneer Salvationist musician Fred Fry. The songs words are direct, to the point of being blunt:
You must have your sins forgiven, ere the sun goes down;
If you wish to go to heaven, when the sun goes down.
The lyrical style of this setting is aimed at producing a feeling of calm and repose, of assurance and peace, the products of a heart reconciled.