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When night her sable curtain spreads

When night her sable curtain spreads

Translator: John Brownlie (1907)
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

I
When night her sable curtain spreads,
And darkness falls on sea and land,
In silent beauty, o’er our heads,
The stars shine grand.

II
The orb of day his race hath run,
But see what glory comes to view,
As, full of radiance, one by one,
The stars shine true.

III
Now bright their silver light appears,
And reverent eyes behold the sight;
Hope lights the darkness of our fears—
The stars shine bright.

IV
When on our life the curtain falls,
And fast descends a threatening night,
Then, lest dismay the soul appals,
The stars shine bright.

V
O great the wisdom, great the power,—
God draws the curtains of the night,
And, in the dark and lonesome hour,
The stars shine bright.

VI
The glory and the truth of God,
His lovingkindness and His care,—
Such is the light He sheds abroad,
His stars shine rare.

Hymns from the East, 1907

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: When night her sable curtain spreads
Translator: John Brownlie (1907)
Meter: 8.8.8.4
Language: English

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Hymns from the East #05

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