Late, late, so late! and dark the night and chill

Late, late, so late! and dark the night and chill

Author: Baron Tennyson Alfred Tennyson
Tune: LULLABY (Brahms)
Published in 42 hymnals

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1. Late, late, so late! and dark the night and chill!
Late, late, so late! but we can enter still.
Too late, too late, ye cannot enter now;
Too late, too late, ye cannot enter now.

2. No light had we; for that we do repent,
And learning this, the Bridegroom will relent.
Too late, too late, ye cannot enter now;
Too late, too late, ye cannot enter now.

3. No light, so late, and dark and chill the night,
O let us in that we may find the light.
Too late, too late, ye cannot enter now;
Too late, too late, ye cannot enter now.


Source: The New Christian Hymnal #205

Author: Baron Tennyson Alfred Tennyson

Tennyson, Alfred, Lord, son of the Rev. G. C. Tennyson, Rector of Somersby, Lincolnshire, was born at Somersby, Aug. 6, 1809; educated at Trinity College, Cambridge; appointed Poet Laureate in 1850, and raised to the Peerage in 1884. Although Lord Tennyson has not written any hymns, extracts from his poems are sometimes used as such, as "Strong Son of God, immortal Love" (Faith in the Son of God), from the Introduction to his In Memoriam, 1850; the well-known "Too late, too late, ye cannot enter now," and others. The former is sometimes given as "Spirit of immortal Love," and again as "Eternal God, immortal Love." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Late, late, so late! and dark the night and chill
Author: Baron Tennyson Alfred Tennyson

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Instances

Instances (1 - 42 of 42)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Chapel Treasures (Christ Chapel Sabbath-School, Lebanon, PA) #410Page Scan
Choral Song #d107
Christ in Song #394Page Scan
Goodly Pearls for the Sunday School #d72
Gospel Praise Book #d149
Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #285
Gospel Songs: a choice collection of hymns and tune, new and old, for gospel meetings, prayer meetings, Sunday schools, etc. #117Page Scan
Happy Greetings, a Collection of Choice Original Hymns and Tunes #d70
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #320Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d285
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #320Page Scan
Hymn of the Faith #d143
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #375Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #375Page Scan
Hymns and Sacred Songs #104Page Scan
Institute Songs; Selections from The Chapel Hymnal #d12
Minnetonka Songs: for Sabbath Schools, compiled especially for the Minnetonka Sabbath-School Assembly #26Page Scan
New Century Carols #d72
Popular Hymns #d126
Popular Hymns No. 3 #d112
Popular Hymns Number 2: for the work and worship of the church in public worship, prayer-meetings, revivals, conventions, Sunday-schools, young people's meetings, etc., etc. #134Page Scan
Popular Hymns Revised #d135
Popular Hymns: revised for the Work and Worship of the Church Sunday School. #d134
Sacred Songs for Social Worship #279Page Scan
Sing His Praise: for the church, Sunday school and all religious assemblies #d111
Singing on the Way: a collection of hymns and tunes for Sunday schools, social worship and congregations #155Page Scan
Song Sermons for General Use and Special Services #180Page Scan
Songs of the Soul: gathered out of many lands and ages #151Page Scan
Temple Chimes #d140
The Alleluia #d128
The Alleluia: a collection of hymns and tunes for the church scool, and the mid-week meeting #167cPage Scan
The Amaranth #d82
The Baptist Praise Book #643Page Scan
The Chapel Hymnal #d92
The Gospel Call: choice songs for revivals, Sunday-schools and the church #111Page Scan
The Gospel Choir No. 2 #d51
The Methodist Hymnal #743Page Scan
The New Alleluia: a collection of hymns and tunes for the Church School, and the mid-week meeting #164Page Scan
The New Christian Hymnal #205TextPage Scan
The Prize #d68
The Sacrifice of Praise. psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs designed for public worship and private devotion, with notes on the origin of hymns. #317Page Scan
Worship in Song #d139



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