1 Hushed was the evening hymn,
The temple courts were dark,
The lamp was burning dim,
Before the sacred ark:
When suddenly a voice divine
Rang through the silence of the shrine.
2 The old man, meek and mild,
The priest of Israel, slept;
His watch the temple-child,
The little Levite, kept;
And what from Eli's sense was sealed,
The Lord to Hannah's son revealed.
3 Oh, give me Samuel's ear.
The open ear, O Lord,
Alive and quick to hear
Each whisper of Thy word!
Like him to answer at Thy call,
And to obey Thee first of all.
4 Oh, give me Samuel's heart.
A lowly heart, that waits
Where in Thy house Thou art,
Or watches at Thy gates!
By day and night, a heart that still
Moves at the breathing of Thy will.
5 Oh, give me Samuel's mind.
A sweet, unmurmuring faith,
Obedient and resigned
To Thee in life and death!
That I may read with childlike eyes
Truths that are hidden from the wise.
The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Complete Mission Praise #253||Hushed was the evening hymn||Hushed was the evening hymn||66 66 88||2000|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #523||Hushed was the evening hymn||Hushed was the evening hymn||SAMUEL||James D. Burns||1983|
|Moravian Book of Worship #609||Hushed Was the Evening Hymn||Hushed was the evening hymn||SAMUEL||James Drummond Burns||188.8.131.52.8.8.||1 Samuel 3:3-10||1995||Invitation and Response | ; Commitment | ; Conversion | ; Humility ||
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #588||Hushed was the evening hymn||Hushed was the evening hymn||James Drummond Burns||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #2660||Hushed Was the Evening Hymn||Hushed was the evening hymn||SAMUEL (Sullivan)||James D. Burns||66.66.88||<cite>Evening Hymns</cite>, 1857|