Gently fall the dews of eve

Gently fall the dews of eve

Author: Sarah Flower Adams
Published in 19 hymnals

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Gently fall the dews of eve,
Raising still the languid flowers;
Sweetly flow the tears that grieve
O’er a mourner’s stricken hours.

Blessed dews and tears that yet
Lift us nearer unto heaven!
Let us still His praise repeat,
Who in mercy all hath given.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #335

Author: Sarah Flower Adams

Adams, Sarah, nee Flower. born at Harlow, Essex, Feb. 22nd, 1805; died in London, Aug. 14, 1848, and was buried at Harlow, Aug. 21,1848. She was the younger daughter of Mr. Benjamin Flower, editor and proprietor, of The Cambridge Intelligencer; and was married, in 1834, to William B. Adams, a civil engineer. In 1841 she published Vivia Perpetua, a dramatic poem dealing with the conflict of heathenism and Christianity, in which Vivia Perpetua suffered martyrdom; and in 1845, The Flock at the Fountain; a catechism and hymns for children. As a member of the congregation of the Rev. W. J. Fox, an Unitarian minister in London, she contributed 13 hymns to the Hymns and Anthems, published by C. Fox, Lond., in 1841, for use in his chapel. Of thes… Go to person page >

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First Line: Gently fall the dews of eve
Author: Sarah Flower Adams
Place of Origin: London
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 19 of 19)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #335Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #335Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #93Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #662Page Scan
Grammar School Hymn Book #d67
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d182
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #740Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #505Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #523Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #605Page Scan
Spiritual Songs of the First National Association of Spiritualists #d34
The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d105
The College Hymn and Tune Book #d35
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #338Page Scan
The Gospel Garner #d28
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #267Page Scan
The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #219Page Scan
The Tabernacle #d79
The Temple Harp #d93



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