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Gently fall the dews of eve

Gently fall the dews of eve

Author: Sarah Flower Adams
Published in 19 hymnals

Representative Text

Gently fall the dews of eve,
Raising still the languid flowers;
Sweetly flow the tears that grieve
O’er a mourner’s stricken hours.

Blessed dews and tears that yet
Lift us nearer unto heaven!
Let us still His praise repeat,
Who in mercy all hath given.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #335

Author: Sarah Flower Adams

Adams, Sarah, nee Flower. born at Harlow, Essex, Feb. 22nd, 1805; died in London, Aug. 14, 1848, and was buried at Harlow, Aug. 21,1848. She was the younger daughter of Mr. Benjamin Flower, editor and proprietor, of The Cambridge Intelligencer; and was married, in 1834, to William B. Adams, a civil engineer. In 1841 she published Vivia Perpetua, a dramatic poem dealing with the conflict of heathenism and Christianity, in which Vivia Perpetua suffered martyrdom; and in 1845, The Flock at the Fountain; a catechism and hymns for children. As a member of the congregation of the Rev. W. J. Fox, an Unitarian minister in London, she contributed 13 hymns to the Hymns and Anthems, published by C. Fox, Lond., in 1841, for use in his chapel. Of thes… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Gently fall the dews of eve
Author: Sarah Flower Adams
Place of Origin: London
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 19 of 19)

A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #335

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #335

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #93

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Church Harmonies #662

Grammar School Hymn Book #d67

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d182

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #740

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #505

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Hymns for Public Worship #523

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Hymns of the Spirit #605

Spiritual Songs of the First National Association of Spiritualists #d34

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d105

The College Hymn and Tune Book #d35

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The Disciples' Hymn Book #338

The Gospel Garner #d28

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The Psalms of Life #267

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The School Hymn-Book #219

The Tabernacle #d79

The Temple Harp #d93

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