We ask for donations here just twice a year, and this is one of those times. So, before you hit the "close" button on this box, would you consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Last month, our Hymnary website had almost 1 million visitors from around the world: people like you who love hymns. To serve our users well takes money, and we have limited sources of revenue. This fund drive is one such source.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below. From the entire Hymnary.org team, our grateful thanks.

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

(no biographical information available about Claude Littleton.) Go to person page >

Text Information

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



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
TextAudioPage Scan

Jubilate #126

Page Scan

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

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.