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655. Hushed was the evening hymn

1 Hushed was the evening hymn,
The temple courts were dark;
The lamp was burning dim
Before the sacred ark;
When suddenly a voice Divine
Rang through the silence of the shrine.

2 The old man, meek and mild,
The priest of Israel, slept;
His watch the temple child,
The little Levite, kept;
And what from Eli's sense was sealed
The Lord to Hannah's son revealed.

3 O give me Samuel's ear,
The open ear, O Lord,
Alive and quick to hear
Each whisper of thy Word,
Like him to answer at thy call,
And to obey thee first of all.

4 O give me Samuel's heart,
A lowly heart, that waits
Where in thy house thou art,
Or watches at thy gates;
By day and night, a heart that still
Moves at the breathing of thy will.

5 O give me Samuel's mind,
A sweet unmurm'ring faith,
Obedient and resigned
To thee in life and death,
That I may read with childlike eyes
Truths that are hidden from the wise.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Hushed was the evening hymn
Author: James D. Burns (1857)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 6. 6. 6. 6. 8. 8.
Scripture:
Topic: Obedience
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SAMUEL
Composer: Sir Arthur S. Sullivan (1874)
Meter: 6. 6. 6. 6. 8. 8.
Key: D Major



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