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 O 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 O 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 O give me Samuel's mind!
A sweet, unmurm'ring faith,
obedient and resigned
to thee in life and death,
that I may read with childlike eyes
truths that are hidden from the wise.
Source: Moravian Book of Worship #609
|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||1999|
|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||126.96.36.199.8.8.||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|