Holy Twilight Hour

When silently the nightshades fall

Author: Samuel W. Beazley
Tune: [When silently the night-shades fall]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When silently the night-shades fall,
In sable mantle dressed,
And earth in holy calm and peace
Is gently lulled to rest,
There comes from out the stillness deep
A whisper sweet and low,
That brings into the weary breast
A peace it fain would know.

Holy twilight hour, blessed twilight hour,
Thro’ thy wooing, Jesus speaks and bids us “Come”!
Holy twilight hour, blessed twilight hour,
Thro’ thy tranquil dream the heart sings Home, sweet home.

2 When twilight steals o’er land and sea,
And shadows come and go,
With silent tread ‘mid zephyrs sweet
That gently onward flow,
There seems to be a softer strain
That whispers to my soul,
And Jesus, heav’n, and all things pure,
Come in and take control. [Refrain]

3 Divinely sweet is such an hour,
When Jesus draws us near,
With fond caress and tender smile,
His loving words to hear;
But sweeter far than this ‘twill be,
When life’s twilight shall come,
If Jesus speaks His fond “Well done!
Come, reign with me at home.” [Refrain]

Source: Assembly Songs: for use in evangelistic services, Sabbath schools, young peoples societies, devotional meetings, and the home #120

Author: Samuel W. Beazley

Samuel W. Beazley was born in Sparta, Virginia in 1873. He was a music scholar and taught music at Shenandoah College for five years. He composed over 4,000 gospel songs during his lifetime. Samuel W. Beazley maintained a successful publishing business in Chicago, Illinois. He died in Chicago on September 16, 1944. He was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1992. NN, Hymnary editor. Source: www.gmahalloffame.org Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When silently the nightshades fall
Title: Holy Twilight Hour
Author: Samuel W. Beazley
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Holy twilight hour, blessed twilight hour
Copyright: Public Domain



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