Songs By Night

He giveth songs by day

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Tune: [He giveth songs by day]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 He giveth songs by day;
And when departing light
Has shrouded all the earth in gloom,
He giveth songs by night;
How tender is His care,
How wondrous is His love,
Who blesses each with a foretaste
Of heav’nly bliss above.

2 He giveth songs by day;
He giveth songs by night;
And hearts are cheered and tears are changed
To rivers of delight;
The gloom upon the earth,
The darkness on the sky,
Are dissipated by the light
Descending from on high.

3 He giveth songs by night,
As stars upon the sky,
That pierce the darkness and reveal
The brighter worlds on high;
So shine the beams of love
In sorrow’s darkest night
To those who lift their eyes above
To their diviner light.


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #259

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford

Born: January 27, 1825, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Died: January 9, 1888, Trenton, New Jersey. Hofford attended Lafayette and Princeton, where he graduated in 1849. He studied theology at the Princeton seminary for a year, and became principal of the Camden collegiate institute. While there, he organized a church at Beverly, New Jersey, being licensed by the Presbytery in Philadelphia in 1852. In 1855, he was ordained an evangelist in Burlington, New Jersey. In 1860, he began teaching at the Trenton Institute, and in 1863 took charge of a military institute at Allentown, Pennsylvania that was later incorporated as Muhlenberg College; he served there as a professor and later president. He taught and pastored at Camden and Beverly, New Jer… Go to person page >

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First Line: He giveth songs by day
Title: Songs By Night
Author: M. Lowrie Hofford

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Gospel Praise Book. #259

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Jewels of Praise #25

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