Darker and darker fall around, The shadows of the night

Darker and darker fall around, The shadows of the night

Published in 4 hymnals

Text Information

First Line: Darker and darker fall around, The shadows of the night

Notes

Darker and darker fall around. [Evening.] Appeared in William Young's Catholic Choralist, 1842, No. 60, in 13 stanzas of 4 lines as "Hymn of the Calabrian Shepherds," and repeated, abridged and altered, in the Arundel Hymnary, 1902. In the Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, No. 60, sts. i.-iv. of this text and two stanzas, possibly by S. Longfellow, the editor, were given as, "As darker, darker, fall around." This cento, usually abbreviated, is found in several collections in Great Britain and America, including the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, The Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904, and others. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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Hymns of the Ages: selections from Lyra Catholica, Germanica, Apostolica and Other Sources #d19
Lyra Catholica: containing all the hymns of the Roman breviary and missal, with others from various sources. Arranged for every day in the week, and the festivals and saints' days... #496Page Scan
Popular Hymns for Youth #d25
Unity Hymns and Chorals. Rev and enl. with Service Elements #d42
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