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A dream of paradise

Once in the evening twilight

Author: Claude Littleton
Tune: [Once in the evening twilight]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Once in the evening twilight,
I dreamt a happy dream,
Me thought I was in heav’n above,
And saw its crystal gleam;
And calm amid the glory,
There stood a singer fair,
Who through the stillness of the night,
Sent forth this song of pray’r:

Father in heaven above,
Glorious and mighty;
Send forth Thy Light of Love,
O King most mighty!
Father, Glorious and mighty;
Send forth Thy Light of Love,
Thy Light of Love.

2 Then in my dream celestial,
I heard the din of strife,
With all earth’s cares and sorrows,
And bitterness of life;
The cry of little children,
The moan of poor and sad,
This song from God’s bright angels
Was sent to make them glad: [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #126

Author: Claude Littleton

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Text Information

First Line: Once in the evening twilight
Title: A dream of paradise
Author: Claude Littleton
Refrain First Line: Father in heaven above



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Jubilate #126

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New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #68

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