The hours of evening close

The hours of evening close

Author: Joan E. Conder
Published in 31 hymnals

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1 The hours of evening close;
Its lengthened shadows, drawn
O'er scenes of earth, invite repose,
And wait the Sabbath dawn.

2 So let its calm prevail
O'er forms of outward care;
Nor thought for many things assail
The still retreat of prayer.

3 Our guardian Shepherd near
His watchful eye will keep;
And safe from violence or fear
Will fold his flock to sleep.

4 So may a holier light
Than earth's our spirits rouse,
And call us, strengthened by his might,
To pay the Lord our vows.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #720

Author: Joan E. Conder

Conder, Joan Elizabeth, née Thomas, the wife of Josiah Conder, was the daughter of Roger Thomas, and granddaughter of the sculptor, L. F. Roubiliac, b. April 6, 1785, d. Jan. 22, 1877. Mrs. Conder contributed poems to The Associate Minstrels, 1810, under the signature "E."; to her husband's work, The Star in the East, 1824, anonymously; to the Congregational Hymn Book, 1836, in her own name; and to The Choir and Oratory, 1837, with an asterisk. Of these, seven were given in Conder's Hymns of Praise, Prayer and Devout Meditation, 1856. Of these the following appeared in the Congregational Hymn Book, 1886, and through that work have come into common us.:— 1. The hours of evening close. Saturday Evening. 2. When Mary to the Heavenly G… Go to person page >

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First Line: The hours of evening close
Author: Joan E. Conder

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Instances (1 - 31 of 31)
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A Selection of Hymns #425

Brightest and Best #d142

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #858

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Church Melodies #513

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Church Melodies #808

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #796

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Church Psalmist #596

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Church Psalmist #596

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Church Psalmist #596

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Church Psalmody #488

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d257

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #957

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #957

School Service Book #d35

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Seamen's Hymns #596

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d572

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Social Psalmist #596

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The American School Hymn Book #LXXIII

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The American School Hymn Book. (New ed.) #LXXIII

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The Baptist Harp #69

The Choralist #d335

The Harmoniad and Sacred Melodist #d116

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The Mother's Hymn Book. (Third stereotyped ed. Rev. and enl.) #12

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The Psalmody #1010

The Sacred Minstrel #d87

The School Psalter #d256

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The Social Psalmist #278

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The Voice of Praise #720

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