Murmur, Gentle Lyre

Murmur, gentle lyre, through the lonely night

Author: Samuel Francis Smith
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Murmur, gentle lyre,
Thro' the lonely night;
Let thy trembling wire,
Waken pure delight!

Murmur, gentle lyre,
Thro' the lonely night,
Let thy trembling wire
Waken pure delight.

2 Tho' the tones of sorrow,
Mingle in thy strain;
Yet my heart can borrow
Pleasure from the pain. [Chorus]

3 Hark! the guiv'ring breeze,
List thy silv'ry sound,
Ev'ry tumult ceases,
Silence reigns around. [Chorus]

4 Earth below is sleeping,
Meadow, hill, and grove,
Angel stars are keeping,
Silent watch above. [Chorus]

Source: Kind Words: a new collection of hymns and tunes for sunday schools and the social circle #34

Author: Samuel Francis Smith

Smith, Samuel Francis, D.D., was born in Boston, U.S.A., Oct. 21, 1808, and graduated in arts at Harvard, and in theology at Andover. He entered the Baptist ministry in 1832, and became the same year editor of the Baptist Missionary Magazine. He also contributed to the Encyclopaedia Americana. From 1834 to 1842 he was pastor at Waterville, Maine, and Professor of Modern Languages in Waterville College. In 1842 he removed to Newton, Massachusetts, where he remained until 1854, when he became the editor of the publications of the Baptist Missionary Union. With Baron Stow he prepared the Baptist collection known as The Psalmist, published in 1843, to which he contributed several hymns. The Psalmist is the most creditable and influential of… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Murmur, gentle lyre, through the lonely night
Title: Murmur, Gentle Lyre
Author: Samuel Francis Smith
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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