On the dewy breath of evenTune: CRAWFORD (Emerson)
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On the dewy breath of even
Thousand odors mingling rise,
Borne like incense up to heaven,—
Nature’s evening sacrifice.
With her fragrant offerings blending,
Let our glad thanksgivings be
To Thy throne, O Lord, ascending,—
Incense of our hearts to Thee.
Thou, whose favors without number
All our days with gladness bless,
Let Thine eye, that knows no slumber,
Guard our hours of helplessness.
Then, though conscious we are sleeping
In the outer courts of death,
Safe beneath a Father’s keeping,
Calm we rest in perfect faith.
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On the dewy breath of even. Julia Ann Elliott, née Marshall. [Evening.] First published in her husband's Psalms & Hymns, 1835, anonymously, and subsequently with the signature " I. A. E." in the Index. In modern collections it is usually found, as in the Leeds Hymn Book, 1853, and the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, where stanzas i.-iii. are unaltered from Mrs. Elliott, stanza v. from the same altered, and stanza iv. by another hand. In some hymn-books this hymn is attributed to Miss Charlotte Elliott, but in error.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #9392||On The Dewy Breath Of Even||On the dewy breath of even||CRAWFORD||Julia A. Elliott||87.87.87||First published anonymously in her husband's <cite>Psalms and Hymns</cite> (1835), it was acknowledged in the 1839 <cite>Third Thousand</cite> by the addition of her initials in the index|