Songs in the night full oft are given

Songs in the night full oft are given

Author: Thomas Hastings
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 Songs in the night full oft are given,
Soft breathings from the air of heaven,
Sweet zephyrs to the soul;
The pilgrim's lonely heart to cheer,
And bring celestial glories near,
By their divine control.

2 Songs in the night kind heaven supplies,
When cares and troubles round us rise,
Our comfort to destroy;
They bid the tempter far retire,
And fill the soul with holy fire,
Celestial peace and joy.

3 Songs in the night of sorrow's power,
Affliction's tempest, death's dark hour,
The pilgrim yet will sing;
He'll shout with faith's uplifted eye,
O grave, where is thy victory!
O death, where is thy sting!

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #1025

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

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Author: Thomas Hastings

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Lyra Sacra Americana: or, Gems from American Sacred Poetry #d175

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The Mother's Hymn Book. (Third stereotyped ed. Rev. and enl.) #147

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #1025

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