Night Hymn

Darkness falls upon our pathway

Author: R. Jay Powell
Tune: [Darkness falls upon our pathway]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Darkness falls upon our pathway,
Nature’s eyes are closed in sleep;
Phantom ships in noiseless motion
Rock upon the quiet deep.

Gracious Father, guard our slumbers,
May our waking thoughts be pure;
Pure because these frail clay vessels
Rested in Thine arms secure.

2 Light in darkness, joy in sorrow,
Peace in trouble, love in fear;
These the fruits of Thy sweet Spirit,
Naught alarms when Thou art near. [Refrain]

3 Thus our days are filled with gladness,
Thus our nights devoid of gloom,
Though perchance a touch of sadness
Comes, enriching love’s perfume. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15173

Author: R. Jay Powell

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Text Information

First Line: Darkness falls upon our pathway
Title: Night Hymn
Author: R. Jay Powell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Gracious Father, guard our slumbers
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #15173
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The Cyber Hymnal #15173

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