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It is the gentle evening hour

It is the gentle evening hour

Author: Eliza Lee Follen
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 It is the gentle ev’ning hour,
And see, the shades are length’ning fast;
My spirit feels its soft’ning pow’r,
And troubles, with the day, have pass’d.

2 In quiet beauty, fix’d repose,
The hills, like guardians of the land,
Catch last the sunbeam as it glows,
And bright in tranquil grandeur stand.

3 All, all is beauty, love, and peace;
Mysterious longing heave and swell
Within my soul, and shall not cease
Till glory there alike shall dwell.

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #602

Author: Eliza Lee Follen

Follen, Eliza Lee, née Cabot, a well-known Unitarian writer, daughter of Samuel Cabot, born at Boston, August 15, 1787, and married, in 1828, to Professor Charles Follen, who perished on board the "Lexington," which was burnt on Long Island Sound, Jan. 13,1840. Mrs. Follen died at Brookline, Mass., 1860. She was a voluminous writer. Her Poems were first published at Boston (Crosby & Co.), 1839, and whilst she was in England she issued another volume for children's use, entitled The Lark and the Linnet, in 1854. Both volumes also contain some translations from the German, and versions of a few Psalms. Her best known hymns are:— 1. How sweet to be allowed to pray. Resignation. Appeared in the Christian Disciple, Sept., 1818,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: It is the gentle evening hour
Author: Eliza Lee Follen
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Gloria Deo #602

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Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #51

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The Church and Home Hymnal #295a

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The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #a602

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