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602. It is the Gentle Evening Hour

1 It is the gentle ev’ning hour,
And see, the shades are length’ning fast;
My spirit feels its soft’ning pow’r,
And troubles, with the day, have pass’d.

2 In quiet beauty, fix’d repose,
The hills, like guardians of the land,
Catch last the sunbeam as it glows,
And bright in tranquil grandeur stand.

3 All, all is beauty, love, and peace;
Mysterious longing heave and swell
Within my soul, and shall not cease
Till glory there alike shall dwell.

Text Information
First Line: It is the gentle ev'ning hour
Title: It is the Gentle Evening Hour
Author: Eliza Lee Follen
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1901
Topic: Evening; Vesper
Tune Information
Composer: Jay Deavereaux
Meter: L. M.


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