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Silent Mercies

Representative Text

1 Silently as the twilight shadows
Fall when daylight fades away;
So the mercies of our Father
Come to bless us day by day.

Chorus:
Silently, so silently,
But still fraught with gracious pow’r,
Come the blessings of the Father
To His children ev’ry hour.

2 Silently, but oh! how sweetly
Comes the Spirit, full of grace;
Whisp’ring joy and hope and comfort,
Pointing up to His dear face. [Chorus]

3 Silently as falling snowflakes,
Speed the white-winged angels down;
Cheering us in life’s great battle,
Bringing some the victor’s crown. [Chorus]

4 Silently as comes the starlight,
Softly banishing night’s gloom;
So the love of our dear Father
Lights the passage to the tomb. [Chorus]

5 Silently, oh! blessed Spirit,
Come and dwell in every heart,
Till we reach Thy glorious presence
And behold Thee as Thou art. [Chorus]


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #257

Author: William Edward Penney

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Text Information

First Line: Silently as twilight shadows
Title: Silent Mercies
Author: William Edward Penney
Refrain First Line: Silently so silently

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Gospel Praise Book. #257

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Jewels of Praise #26

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Temperance Rallying Songs #119

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