The Third Day

Soft the evening bells are ringing

Author: George C. Hugg
Tune: [Soft the evening bells are ringing]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. Soft the evening bells are ringing,
Night her sable shade is flinging,
Death with dreadful grip is clinging,
To the form within the tomb.

Refrain
Angels of light watch thro’ the night!
Waiting the glorious dawning,
Knowing full well, sin, death and hell,
Vanquished will be in the morning.

2. Roman guards their vigils keeping,
Birds on dew-gemmed bough are sleeping
Broken hearted Mary’s weeping,
While the King sleeps sweetly on. [Refrain]

3. See the armèd sentries shaking!
Lo, the sealèd tomb is breaking.
And the Lord to life is waking!
Yea, He cometh forth in might! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6638

Author: George C. Hugg

George Crawford Hugg USA 1848-1907. Born near Haddonfield, NJ, he became choirmaster at the Berlin, NJ, Presbyterian Church at age 12. At age 14 he published his first song, “Walk in the light”, which became very popular. He married Anne E Ketchum, and they had a daughter, Evangeline. He served as choirmaster of the Tabernacle Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, and also the Broad Street and Arch Street Methodist Episcopal Churches there. He was also closely associated with the Harper Memorial Presbyterian Church there. He was a prolific composer with over 2000 works, publishing 18 books of revival and Sunday school music, and 90 songs for special occasions (Christmas, Easter, etc.). He died in Philadelphia, PA. John Perry… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Soft the evening bells are ringing
Title: The Third Day
Author: George C. Hugg
Refrain First Line: Angels of light watch through the night
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #6638
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