Hark, the vesper hymn is stealing

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(Accomp. A) 1.(3.) Hark! the vesper hymn is stealing 2.(4.) O'er the waters soft and clear; :|| 1.(3.) Nearer yet, and nearer pealing, 2.(4.) Soft it breaks upon the ear. :|| (Accomp. B) **Jubilate, Jubilate, Jubilate, Amen. :||

Source: Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #58

Author: Thomas Moore

Moore, Thomas, son of John Moore, a small tradesman at Dublin, was born in that city, May 28, 1779, educated at a private school and Trinity College, Dublin; read at the Middle Temple for the Bar; held a post under the Government in Bermuda for a short time, and died Feb. 26, 1852. His Memoirs, Journal, and Correspondence were published by Lord John Russell in 1855. In that work every detail concerning himself and his numerous publications, most of them of high poetical merit, will be found. His connection with hymnody is confined to his Sacred Songs, which were published in 1816, and again in his Collected Works, 1866. These Songs were 32 in all, and were written to popular airs of various nations. Of these Songs the following have passed… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark, the vesper hymn is stealing
Author: Thomas Moore


VESPER HYMN (Bortnianski or Stevenson)

VESPER HYMN appeared in John A. Stevenson's Selection of Popular National Airs (1818) as a setting for Thomas Moore's "Hark! The Vesper Hymn Is Stealing." A footnote in that hymnal explained that Stevenson had added what is-now the first line of the retrain to a "Russian Air." Some later hymnals att…

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