Love's Old Sweet Song

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1 Once in the dear dead days beyond recall
When on the world the mists began to fall,
Out of the dreams that rose in happy throng,
Low to our hearts love sang an old sweet song;
And in the dusk, where fell the twilight gleam,
Softly it wove itself into our dream.

Just a song at twilight, When the lights are low,
And the flick'ring shadows softly come and go;
Tho' the heart be weary, Sad the day and long,
Still to us at twilight, Comes love's old song,
Comes love's old sweet song.

2 Even today we hear love's song of yore,
Deep in our hearts it dwells for evermore;
Footsteps may falter, weary grow the way,
Still we can hear it at the close of day;
So to the end, when life's dim shadows fall,
Love will be found the sweetest song of all. [Chorus]

Source: The Assembly Hymn and Song Collection: designed for use in chapel, assembly, convocation, or general exercises of schools, normals, colleges and universities. (3rd ed.) #184

Author: Clifton Bingham

Graham Clifton Bingham, born and died in Bristol, England. He was the son of a bookseller. He wrote children's books and lyrics to over 1600 songs. Dianne Shapiro, from "Laura Ingalls Wilder, A to Z" ( (accessed 12/28/2022 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Once in the dear dead days beyond recall
Title: Love's Old Sweet Song
Author: Clifton Bingham (1882)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Songs of Service #122

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The Assembly Hymn and Song Collection #184

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