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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

Henry Lake Gilmour United Kingdom 1836-1920. Born at Londonderry, Ireland, he emigrated to America as a teenager, thinking he wanted to learn navigation. When he reached the U.S., he arrived in Philadelphia and decided to seek his fortune in America. 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, VA. He married Letitia Pauline Howard in 1858. After the war he trained as a dentist and did that for many years. In 1869 he moved to Wenonah, NJ, and helped found the Methodist church there in 1885. He served as Sunday school superintendent and, for four decades, directed the choir at the Pittman Grove Camp Meeting, also working as song leade… Go to person page >

Text Information

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



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The King's Praises No. 3 #d160

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The Old Story in Song Number Two #63

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