A vesper song

When the golden sunset

Author: Henry L. Gilmour
Tune: [When the golden sunset]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the golden sunset
Gilds the western sky,
And the lamps of evening
Stud the dome on high;
Something gently whispers,
To my heart alone,
“Hast thou been a blessing,
As the hours have flown.”

2 Saviour in thy keeping,
Gladly I resign
All I have or hope for,
To thee, Friend divine;
With my heart bowed lowly,
On thine altar laid,
Leaving it for service,
Sacrifice or aid.

3 Grant thy benediction,
Ere my eyelids close,
By thy watchful vision,
Undisturbed repose;
And when dawns the morning,
Fresh with early dew,
I’ll awake with praises,
And my vows renew.

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #63

Author: Henry L. Gilmour

Born: January 19, 1836, Londonderry, Ireland. Died: May 20, 1920, Delair, New Jersey, after a buggy accident. Buried: Wenonah Cemetery, Mantua Township, New Jersey. Gilmour emigrated to America as a teenager. He started working as a painter, then served in the American civil war, where he was captured and spent several months in Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia. After the war, he became a dentist. In 1869, he moved to Wenonah, New Jersey, and helped found the Wenonah Methodist Church in 1885. For four decades, he directed the choir at the Pitman Grove Camp Meeting, and worked at camp meetings and revivals in Mountain Lake Park, Maryland, and Ridgeview Park, Pennsylvania. His works include: The Silver Trumpet, with Kelso Carter (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the golden sunset
Title: A vesper song
Author: Henry L. Gilmour



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The King's Praises No. 3 #d160

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The Old Story in Song Number Two #63

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