The evening winds begin to blow

The evening winds begin to blow

Author: John Davis Long
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The evening winds begin to blow,
The shadows now grow long;
But still we linger, ere we go,
To sing our latest song.

2 Sing praise to God for sun and shade,
For summer’s smiles and tears,
For all the blessings He has laid,
Upon our teeming years.

3 Sing to each other truer love,
Affection’s kindly glow,
The tenderness of God above
In human hearts below.

4 E’en as the dews now gently fall,
So, smiling on the day,
May God at eve upon us all
His benediction lay.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8438

Author: John Davis Long

Long, Hon. John Davis (Buckfield, Maine, October 27, 1838--August 28, 1915, Hingham, Massachusetts, 1915). Harvard, A.B. 1857; L.L.D. 1880. He was Governor of Massachusetts, 1880-1883, and Secretary of the Navy, 1897-1902. A member of the First Parish (Unitarian) in Hingham, he wrote one hymn beginning "The evening winds begin to blow" which was included in The New Hymn and Tune Book, 1914, but which has not passed into other books. --Henry Wilder Foote, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The evening winds begin to blow
Author: John Davis Long
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8438
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