I wandered just at even

I wandered just at even

Author: M. B. C. Slade
Tune: [I wandered just at even]
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1 I wandered just at even,
Beside the sounding sea;
The whispering winds of Heaven
Their story told to me;
The east wind said, I’m hasting
From tropic Ganges’ wave;
Where children they were casting
Within a watery grave.

A soft wind whispered,
Who will send or go,
To teach the heathen
Jesus’ love to know?

2 The north wind told its story,
With one swift angry blast,
Of Indian offerings gory,
It saw, in rushing past;
Where far off northern nations
In forests dark and deep,
With fearful incantations
Their heathen vigils keep. [Refrain]

3 The south wind said, I’m telling
Of polar southern night;
When angry surges swelling,
The darkened souls afright;
I saw no offering burning;
No incense filled the air;
No souls to God were turning;
No gods they worship there! [Refrain]

4 The evening winds passed o’er me,
The angry northern blast,
Across the sea before me,
Went hasting, far and fast;
The zephyrs ceased their wailing,
And in my heart, I heard,
This promise, never failing,
The earth shall know the Lord! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9357

Author: M. B. C. Slade

Mary Bridges Canedy Slade, 1826-1882 Born: Jan­u­a­ry 18, 1826, Fall Ri­ver, Mass­a­chu­setts. Died: Ap­ril 15, 1882, Fall Ri­ver, Mass­a­chu­setts. Buried: Som­er­set, Mass­a­chu­setts. A min­is­ter’s wife and teach­er, Slade was as­sist­ant ed­it­or of The New Eng­land Journal of Ed­u­ca­tion. Lyrics-- Beautiful Christ­mas Beyond This Land of Part­ing Footprints of Je­sus Gathering Home Hark, the Gen­tle Voice Kingdom Is Com­ing, The Loved One, Fare­well Once o’er Ju­dea’s Hills by Night Over Jor­dan Tell It Again Ten Vir­gins, The There’s a Fount­ain Free Who at My Door Is Stand­ing? --hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

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First Line: I wandered just at even
Author: M. B. C. Slade
Refrain First Line: A soft wind whispered



The Cyber Hymnal #9357
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