Good Night

Loving word that's nightly whispered

Author: Ella Lauder
Tune: [Loving word that's nightly whispered]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Loving word that’s nightly whisper’d
O’er each tiny trundle-bed,
While a mother’s benediction
Falls upon the sleeper’s head.

Loving good-night, tender good-night,
Sweet word of parting good-night.
Parting is only, only for night,
Meeting will come with the light.

2 When the toils of day are over,
Friend to friend bids soft good-night,
Praying that the coming morrow
Be with heaven’s blessing bright. [Chorus]

3 Gently whisper’d by the dying,
At the fading of the day;
Ent’ring in upon the shining
Of the heav’nly light for aye. [Chorus]

4 Some good-night will be the last one,
When our days of earth are o’er,
When we reach the shining portal
And earth’s twilights are no more. [Chorus]

Source: Gems and Jewels #143

Author: Ella Lauder

Ella Lauder was Editor of the Home Department of the Midland, a Chicago periodical where many of her writings appeared, both prose and poetry. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Loving word that's nightly whispered
Title: Good Night
Author: Ella Lauder
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Loving good night
Copyright: Public Domain



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