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At Evening Time it Shall Be Light

When softly fades the sunset light

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Tune: [When softly fades the sunset light]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 When softly fades the sunset light,
And sombre shadows tell of night,
Above the gloom faith sees the Lord,
And dares to rest upon His word.

Refrain:
O precious promise, rich reward,
Sing hallelujah, bless the Lord!
Tho’ sombre shadows tell of night,
At evening time it shall be light.

2 Above the clouds the stars still shine,
And whisper of the Hand divine;
When on our hearts the shadows fall,
We know God’s love is over all. [Refrain]

3 God’s love has left its mighty trace
In wondrous deeds of saving grace;
That sacred love still holds the pow’r
To gild with light life’s darkest hour. [Refrain]

Source: Praise and Promise: for use in Sunday-schools, prayer meetings, revivals, young people's meetings and on special occasions #51

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith

Lanta Wilson Smith was born July 19, 1856 at Castine, Maine, and died October 19, 1939 at Taunton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of a Methodist minister, William J. Wilson, and his wife Sedelia Follett. Her father belonged to the Maine, and later the East Maine Conferences from 1846 until 1866, when he with his family traveled in a covered wagon to the west, where he served as minister in Nebraska and Dakota. Later he returned to New England and founded out his sixty-four years in the ministry at an appointment in Hingham, Massachusetts. From her early childhood Lanta sang and played the organ in church and Sunday school wherever her father was located. When seventeen she attended Bucksport Seminary, Maine, where she received som… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When softly fades the sunset light
Title: At Evening Time it Shall Be Light
Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Refrain First Line: O precious promise, rich reward

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