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[Calm on the listening ear of night] (Staples)

[Calm on the listening ear of night] (Staples)

Composer: R. G. Staples
Published in 3 hymnals


Composer: R. G. Staples

Robert Griffin Staples. He was born Robert Griffin on January 24, 1833 in Washington DC. Both of his parents died in a carriage accident when he was an infant; he was then adopted by his mother's sister, Mary Ann King, and her husband, Samuel Johnson Staples and he was given the name Robert Griffin Staples. He was a captain in the Union Army during the Civil War and after the war was promoted to Major. He then worked as chief clerk in the Portsmouth United States Navy Yard. Religion was an important part of his life, as well as music. He died June 20, 1891 in Portsmouth, VA. Dianne Shapiro, from Jean Brickey (great-granddaughter) Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Calm on the listening ear of night] (Staples)
Composer: R. G. Staples
Incipit: 51231 21665 12325
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Calm On the Listening Ear of Night

Calm on the listening ear of night
Come heaven's melodious strains,
Where wild Judea stretches far
Her silver-mantled plains.
Celestial choirs from courts above
Shed sacred glories there;
And angels, with their sparkling lyres,
Make music on the air.

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Instances

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Gospel Echoes #33

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Windows of Heaven #115

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Windows of Heaven #115

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