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The third day

Soft the evening bells are ringing

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

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

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

Born: May 23, 1848, near Had­don­field, New Jer­sey. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1907, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Fern­wood Cem­e­te­ry, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. e­His works in­clude: Walk in the Light, cir­ca 1862 The Crown­ing Tri­umph, with F. L. Arm­strong (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: F. A. North & Com­pa­ny, 1879) Sunlight in Sac­red Song (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Will­iam H. Bon­er & Co., 1892) Light in the Val­ley (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: 1898) Fairer Than Day (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: 1903)  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

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The Cyber Hymnal #6638
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