Late, late, so late! and dark the night and chill

Late, late, so late! and dark the night and chill

Author: Baron Tennyson Alfred Tennyson
Published in 42 hymnals

Representative Text

1. Late, late, so late! and dark the night and chill!
Late, late, so late! but we can enter still.
Too late, too late, ye cannot enter now;
Too late, too late, ye cannot enter now.

2. No light had we; for that we do repent,
And learning this, the Bridegroom will relent.
Too late, too late, ye cannot enter now;
Too late, too late, ye cannot enter now.

3. No light, so late, and dark and chill the night,
O let us in that we may find the light.
Too late, too late, ye cannot enter now;
Too late, too late, ye cannot enter now.


Source: The New Christian Hymnal #205

Author: Baron Tennyson Alfred Tennyson

Tennyson, Alfred, Lord, son of the Rev. G. C. Tennyson, Rector of Somersby, Lincolnshire, was born at Somersby, Aug. 6, 1809; educated at Trinity College, Cambridge; appointed Poet Laureate in 1850, and raised to the Peerage in 1884. Although Lord Tennyson has not written any hymns, extracts from his poems are sometimes used as such, as "Strong Son of God, immortal Love" (Faith in the Son of God), from the Introduction to his In Memoriam, 1850; the well-known "Too late, too late, ye cannot enter now," and others. The former is sometimes given as "Spirit of immortal Love," and again as "Eternal God, immortal Love." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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Chapel Treasures (Christ Chapel Sabbath-School, Lebanon, PA) #410

Choral Song #d107

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Christ in Song #394

Goodly Pearls for the Sunday School #d72

Gospel Praise Book #d149

Happy Greetings, a Collection of Choice Original Hymns and Tunes #d70

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #320

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d285

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #320

Hymn of the Faith #d143

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #375

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #375

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Hymns and Sacred Songs #104

Institute Songs; Selections from The Chapel Hymnal #d12

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Minnetonka Songs: for Sabbath Schools, compiled especially for the Minnetonka Sabbath-School Assembly #26

New Century Carols #d72

Popular Hymns #d126

Popular Hymns No. 3 #d112

Popular Hymns Revised #d135

Popular Hymns: revised for the Work and Worship of the Church Sunday School. #d134

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Sacred Songs for Social Worship #279

Sing His Praise: for the church, Sunday school and all religious assemblies #d111

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Singing on the Way: a collection of hymns and tunes for Sunday schools, social worship and congregations #155

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Song Sermons for General Use and Special Services #180

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Songs of the Soul: gathered out of many lands and ages #151

Temple Chimes #d140

The Alleluia #d128

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The Alleluia: a collection of hymns and tunes for the church scool, and the mid-week meeting #167c

The Amaranth #d82

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The Baptist Praise Book #643

The Chapel Hymnal #d92

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The Gospel Call: choice songs for revivals, Sunday-schools and the church #111

The Gospel Choir No. 2 #d51

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The Methodist Hymnal #743

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The New Alleluia: a collection of hymns and tunes for the Church School, and the mid-week meeting #164

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The New Christian Hymnal #205

The Prize #d68

Worship in Song #d139

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