Hark, the Vesper Hymn Is Stealing

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1 Hark! the vesper hymn is stealing
O’er the waters soft and clear;
Jubilate, Jubilate, Jubilate,

2 Nearer yet, and nearer pealing,
Soft it breaks upon the ear.
Jubilate, Jubilate, Jubilate,

Source: Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #58

Author: Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore United Kingdom 1779-1852. Born at Dublin, Ireland, the son of a grocer, he showed an early interest in music and acting. He was educated at a private school and Trinity College, Dublin. He read at the Middle Temple for the Bar. Moore did not profess religious piety. His translations of ‘Anacreon’ (celebrating wine, women, and song) were published in 1800, with a dedication to the Prince of Wales. He also wrote a comic opera, “the gypsy prince”, staged that year. In 1801 he published a collection of his own verse, “Poetical works of the late Thomas Little Esq”. A Catholic patriot, he defended the Church of Ireland, especially in later politics. In 1803 he held a post under the Government in Bermuda as regis… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark, the vesper hymn is stealing
Title: Hark, the Vesper Hymn Is Stealing
Author: Thomas Moore
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


VESPER HYMN (Bortnianski)

VESPER HYMN appeared in John A. Stevenson's Selection of Popular National Airs (1818) as a setting for Thomas Moore's "Hark! The Vesper Hymn Is Stealing." A footnote in that hymnal explained that Stevenson had added what is-now the first line of the retrain to a "Russian Air." Some later hymnals att…

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