Now on land and sea descending

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1 Now, on land and sea descending,
brings the night its peace profound.
Let our vesper hymn be blending
with the holy calm around.
Jubilate! Jubilate!
Jubilate! Amen!
Let our vesper hymn be blending
with the holy calm around.

2 Soon as dies the sunset glory,
stars of heav’n shine out above,
telling still the ancient story
their Creator’s endless love.
Jubilate! Jubilate!
Jubilate! Amen!
Telling still the ancient story
their Creator’s changeless love.

3 Now, our wants and burdens leaving
to our God who cares for all,
cease we fearing, cease we grieving;
touched by God our burdens fall.
Jubilate! Jubilate!
Jubilate! Amen!
Cease we fearing, cease we grieving;
touched by God our burdens fall.

4 As the darkness deepens o’er us,
lo! Eternal stars arise.
Hope and faith and love rise glorious,
shining in the Spirit’s skies.
Jubilate! Jubilate!
Jubilate! Amen!
Hope and faith and love rise glorious,
shining in the Spirit’s skies.

Source: Voices Together #503

Author: Samuel Longfellow

Longfellow, Samuel, B. A., brother of the Poet, was born at Portland, Maine, June 18, 1819, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated in Arts in 1839, and in Theology in 1846. On receiving ordination as an Unitarian Minister, he became Pastor at Fall River, Massachusetts, 1848; at Brooklyn, 1853; and at Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1860. In 1846 he edited, with the Rev. S. Johnson (q. v.), A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. This collection was enlarged and revised in 1848. In 1859 his Vespers was published, and in 1864 the Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit , under the joint editorship of the Rev. S. Johnson and himself. His Life of his brother, the Poet Longfellow, was published in 1886. To the works named he contributed the follow… Go to person page >

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VESPER HYMN (Bortnianski)

VESPER HYMN appeared in John A. Stevenson's Selection of Popular National Airs (1818) as a setting for Thomas Moore's "Hark! The Vesper Hymn Is Stealing." A footnote in that hymnal explained that Stevenson had added what is-now the first line of the retrain to a "Russian Air." Some later hymnals att…

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