Hushed was the evening hymnAuthor: James Drummond Burns
Tune: SAMUEL (Sullivan)
Published in 196 hymnals
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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
Hushed was the evening hymn. J.D. Burns. [The Child Samuel.] Published in his Evening Hymn (a small book of Prayers and Hymns), 1857, in 5 stanzas of 6 lines. It is one of the most popular of the author's hymns, is very tender, and worthy of the position to which it has attained.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||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||220.127.116.11.8.8.||1 Samuel 3:3-10||1995||Invitation and Response | ; Commitment | ; Conversion | ; Humility ||
|Small Church Music #442||Samuel||Hushed was the evening hymn||SAMUEL||James Drummond Burns||18.104.22.168.8.8|
|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|