Behold the western evening light

Behold the western evening light

Author: William B. O. Peabody
Published in 99 hymnals

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1 Behold the western evening light!
It melts in deepening gloom:
So calmly Christians sink away,
Descending to the tomb.
The winds breathe low, the withering leaf
Scarce whispers from the tree;
So gently flows the parting breath,
When good men cease to be.

2 How beautiful on all the hills
The crimson light is shed!
’Tis like the peace the Christian gives
To mourners round his bed.
How mildly on the wandering cloud
The sunset beam is cast!
’Tis like the memory left behind
When loved ones breathe their last.

3 And now above the dew of night
The rising star appears:
So faith springs in the heart of those
Whose eyes are bathed in tears.
But soon the morning’s happier light
Its glory shall restore,
And eyelids that are sealed in death
Shall wake to close no more.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10407

Author: William B. O. Peabody

Peabody, William Bourne Oliver, D.D., twin brother of Oliver William Bourne, was born at Exeter, New Hampshire, July 9, 1799, and educated in his native town and at Harvard College. Leaving Harvard in 1817, he taught for a year at an academy in Exeter, and then proceeded to study theology at the Cambridge Divinity School. He began to preach in 1819, and became the Pastor of the Unitarian Congregation at Springfield, Massachusetts, in October, 1820. This charge he held to his death on May 28, 1847. His Memoir (written by his brother) was published with the 2nd ed. of his Sermons, 1849; and his Literary Remains followed in 1850. "He was a man of rare accomplishments, and consummate virtue," whose loveliness of character impressed many outsid… Go to person page >

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First Line: Behold the western evening light
Author: William B. O. Peabody

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10407
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 99 of 99)

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d58

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #955

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #702

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A Collection of Hymns #437

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #684

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #556

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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #313

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A Selection of Sacred Songs. 2nd ed. #20

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A Selection of Sacred Songs #20

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #937

Asaph #d33

Bible School Echoes, and Sacred Hymns #d19

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d73

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #523

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d101

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Church Harmonies #484

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David's Harp #67

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David's Harp #266

General Baptist Hymn Book #d59

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d58

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #721

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #529

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #974

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #974

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1284

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Hymns and Tunes #256

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d51

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #544

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #544

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Hymns for Public Worship #485

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #432

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #769

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #769

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #514

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #1068

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d34

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d112

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Hymns of the Ages (3rd series) #275

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Laudes Domini #1088

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Laudes Domini #547

Lyra Sacra Americana #d15

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Plymouth Collection #a1102

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1102

Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d21

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d52

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #1195

Requiem #d3

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Sacred Songs For Public Worship #95

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Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #146

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b1232

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #1232

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1232

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1232

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1232

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1232

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1232

Songs for the School Room #d11

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Songs for the Service of Prayer #403

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Songs of the Church #1145

Songs of the Unity #d19

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d34

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1102

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The Baptist Praise Book #1129

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The Brethren Hymnal #519

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #711

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes #683

The Choralist #d31

The Christian Psalter #d56

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d72

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #1426

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The Cyber Hymnal #10407

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The Disciples' Hymn Book #343

The Gospel Hymnal #d55

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The Harp #979

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a979

The Millennial Harp #d48

The Millennial Harp #d30

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The Mozart Collection of Sacred Music #95

The New Christian Harp. 10th ed. #d24

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The New Laudes Domini #1139

The New Village Harmony #d11

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The Palm #139a

The Pearl #d9

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The Psalmist #1102

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The Psalmist #1102

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The Psalmody #1100

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The Reformed Church Hymnal #300

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #327a

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d83

The Sacred Minstrel #d7

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #938

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #484

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The Standard Church Hymnal #471

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The Treasury of American Sacred Song with Notes Explanatory and Biographical #20

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Worship in Song #S423a

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