At Eventide

The twilight falls serene and still

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [The twilight falls, serene and still]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The twilight falls, serene and still;
Soft shadows steal adown the hill,
And drowsy seems the bird’s sweet trill,
At eventide, at eventide.

At eventide, at eventide,
My all to Jesus I confide,
And draw the nearer to His side,
At eventide, at eventide.

2 His hourly mercies I review,
And read in them the tokens new
Of love unchanging, wise and true,
At eventide, at eventide. [Chorus]

3 Or, have some drops of sorrow’s rain
Bro’t to my heart a throb of pain?
The stars of peace shine out again,
At eventide, at eventide. [Chorus]

4 I think sometimes, when day is done,
Of joys beyond life’s setting sun,
The steps of faith will heav’nward run,
At eventide, at eventide. [Chorus]

Source: The New Make Christ King #24

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The twilight falls serene and still
Title: At Eventide
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: At eventide, at eventide
Copyright: Public Domain



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