Pilgrim, Watch and Pray

Softly on the breath of evening

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Softly, on the breath of evening]
Published in 22 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Softly on the breath of evening
Comes the tender sigh of day;
Lonely heart, by sorrow laden,
’Tis the time to pray.

Weary pilgrim, cease thy mourning,
Weary pilgrim, cease thy mourning,
Rest beyond the river.

2 Pearly dews like tears are falling,
Gently on the sleeping flowers;
Stars like angel eyes are beaming
From celestial bowers. [Refrain]

3 ’Tis the hour where hallowed feelings
Chase our doubts and fears away;
’Tis the hour for calm devotion;
Pilgrim, watch and pray. [Refrain]

4 Though temptations dark oppress thee,
Jesus guides thee on thy way;
He will hear thy lightest whisper,
Pilgrim, watch and pray. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9043

Author: Fanny Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: Softly on the breath of evening
Title: Pilgrim, Watch and Pray
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Weary pilgrim, cease
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9043
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