The Epworth vesper hymn

Softly the twilight is fading away

Author: Mattie A. Boughton
Tune: [Softly the twilight is fading away]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Softly the twilight is fading away,
While we assemble to praise and to pray;
Here in Thy temple at close of the day,
We linger, Lord, for Thy blessing,
Shed holy peace in the hearts waiting here;
Grant to each one perfect love without fear;
Let the sweet spirit of prayer hover near,
All worldly tho’ts now repressing.

2 Strength we implore for the conflict with sin,
Faith, thro’ the precious atonement to win;
Hope, joyous hope, like an anchor within,
Telling our cause is victorious.
Thus shall we look up and lift up to Thee,
Thou wilt our strength and deliverance be;
Till from these struggles and conflicts we’re free,
Praise to Thy name ever glorious!

Source: Progressive Sunday School Songs #139

Author: Mattie A. Boughton

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Text Information

First Line: Softly the twilight is fading away
Title: The Epworth vesper hymn
Author: Mattie A. Boughton



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Epworth Songs. For use in the Epworth League #d121

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Progressive Sunday School Songs #139

Responsive Vesper Services for use at Chautauqua Assemblies.... #d51

The Gospel Chorus #d68

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