Soft falls the evening, purple with shadows

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1 Soft falls the evening, purple with shadows,
Silently shine out the stars in the sky;
Daylight has faded, earth lies in darkness;
Father in Heaven, we feel Thou art nigh!

2 Over earth’s sadness floateth Thy comfort;
Those who are weary may come and find rest;
All heavy laden lay down their burden,
With the head pillowed on Thy loving breast.

3 Here in the silence, kneeling before Thee,
Father in Heaven, our sins we confess;
Bitter repentance, hearts of contrition,
Lord, we would bring Thee: Forgive us and bless!

4 With Thy belovèd let us be numbered,
Fill us with thankfulness mighty and deep;
Thankful, forgiven, free from all burden,
Let us lie down, Lord, then give us Thy sleep!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9042

Author: Grace Livingston Hill

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First Line: Soft falls the evening, purple with shadows
Author: Grace Livingston Hill
Copyright: Public Domain

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