Jacob's dream

Day had softly faded

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Day had softly faded]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Day had softly faded
In the golden west;
Jacob, sad and lonely,
Laid him down to rest;
Tho' a stone his pillow,
Soon he calmly slept,.
While the stars above him
Silent vigil kept.

O that night at Bethel!
Bright with joy its holy beam;
There his soul uplifted,
Heard the voice of God in a dream.

2 On a wondrous ladder,
Reaching to the skies,
Angel forms descending,
Fill'd him with surprise;
From its lofty summit,
Came the words divine:
I, the Lord, have promis'd,
Lo, this land is thine. [Refrain]

3 Far from home and kindred,
In that lonely spot
God was watching o’er him,
Yet he knew it not;
Thus the hand whose mercy
Governs all our ways,
Out of deepest trial,
Brings the highest praise. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #18

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton, Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Alice Monteith, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Southeast, Putnam County, N. Y., March 24, 1820. She became… Go to person page >

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First Line: Day had softly faded
Title: Jacob's dream
Author: Fanny Crosby
Refrain First Line: O that night at Bethel


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