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2666. Hark! The Vesper Hymn Is Stealing

1. Hark! the vesper hymn is stealing
O’er the waters soft and clear;
Nearer yet and nearer pealing
Soft it breaks upon the ear,
Jubilate! Jubilate! Jubilate! Amen!
Farther now and farther stealing
Soft it fades upon the ear.

2. Now like moonlight waves retreating
To the shore it dies along;
Now like angry surges meeting
Breaks the mingled tide of song.
Jubilate! Jubilate! Jubilate! Amen!
Hark! again like waves retreating
To the shore it dies along.

3. Once again sweet voices ringing
Louder still the music swells;
While on summer breezes winging
Comes the chime of vesper bells.
Jubilate! Jubilate! Jubilate! Amen!
On the summer breezes winging
Fades the chime of vesper bells.

Text Information
First Line: Hark! the vesper hymn is stealing
Title: Hark! The Vesper Hymn Is Stealing
Author: Thomas Moore, 1779-1852
Meter: 87.87 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: VESPER HYMN (Stevenson)
Composer: John Stevenson (1818)
Meter: 87.87 D
Incipit: 35453 52535 42171
Key: D Major
Source: A Selection of Popular National Airs, by John A. Stevenson, 1818
Copyright: Public Domain

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