Father, while the shadows fall

Father, while the shadows fall

Author: Emily Huntington Miller
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Father, while the shadows fall,
With the twilight over all,
Deign to hear my evening prayer,
Make a little child thy care.

Take me in thy holy keeping
Till the morning break;
Guard me thro’ the darkness, sleeping,
Bless me when I wake.

2 ‘Twas thy hand that all the day
Scattered joys along my way,
Crowned my life with blessings sweet,
Kept from snares my careless feet. [Refrain]

3 Like thy patient love to me,
May my love to others be;
All the wrong that I have done,
Pardon, Lord, thro’ Christ the Son. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #33

Author: Emily Huntington Miller

Miller, Emily, née Huntingdon, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Huntington, D.D., was born at Brooklyn, Connecticut, Oct. 22, 1833: and was subsequently married to Professor Miller. Mrs. Miller is joint editor of The Little Corporal, published at Chicago, in which several of her poetical pieces appeared. Of her hymns the most widely known are:— 1. Enter Thy temple, glorious King. Opening of a Place of Worship. This was written for the opening of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Akron, Ohio, 1861; and is in several collections, including the Methodist Episcopal Hymnal, 1878. 2. I love to hear the story. Early Piety. Written for and published in The Little Corporal, 1867. This is in extensive use in Great Britain and America. It wa… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father, while the shadows fall
Author: Emily Huntington Miller
Refrain First Line: Take me in thy holy keeping



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Choral Song #d40
Church Hymns: with tunes (New ed.) #620Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for Children of the Church #d51
Little Children's Book #d19
Little Children's Book: for Schools and Families #d19
The Alleluia #d54
The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #33TextAudioPage Scan
The New Alleluia: a collection of hymns and tunes for the Church School, and the mid-week meeting #18Page Scan
The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #526Page Scan
Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #286TextPage Scan
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