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When night descends in sable guise

When night descends in sable guise

Published in 16 hymnals

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1 When night descends in sable guise,
And spreads her gloom around,
To close the weary traveller's eyes,
And rest him on the ground,

2 Amidst the dreary desert wide,
The wanderer faints to hear,
The wild alarm on every side,
Which speaks some danger near.

3 So in this wilderness of life,
Whene'er afflictions come,
We sink, as in a night of grief,
Far from our sheltering home.

4 The tempter's, like a lion's roar,
Sounds through the vale abroad,
Then let us watch, and ever more
Depend upon our God.

5 From every other help afar,
And left without a friend,
God is a helper ever near,
And faithful to the end.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #308

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Instances (1 - 16 of 16)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #308TextPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns: including a few originals, designed to aid the friends of Zion in their private and social worship #31Page Scan
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d604
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #212Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #465Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d911
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #465TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #465Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #465Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #465Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #465Page Scan
Songs of Zion, Being a New Selection of Hymns, Designed for Revival and Social Meetings #63Page Scan
Village Hymns #d633
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #394Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #394Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #394Page Scan
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