Peacefully round us the shadows are falling

Peacefully round us the shadows are falling

Author: Ambrose N. Blatchford
Published in 31 hymnals

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1 Peacefully round us the shadows are falling,
Glad be our praises and trustful our prayer;
Hear us, O Lord on Thy providence calling,
Lighten our darkness, and banish our care.

2 Hushed are the sheep-bells afar on the moorland,
O’er the still meadows the night breezes sweep,
Faint fall the footsteps in city and hamlet,
Safely the children are folded in sleep.

3 Softly may weary ones rest from their duty,
Bright be the dreams of the troubled and worn;
While through the shade beam the stars in their beauty,
Watching the world till the breaking of morn.

4 Lord of the night, let Thine angels defend us;
Sunshine and gloom are alike unto Thee;
Lord of the day, let Thy Spirit attend us,
Bless us and keep us wherever we be.


Source: The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #45

Author: Ambrose N. Blatchford

Blatchford, Ambrose Nichols, B.A., born at Plymouth, 1842, and educated for the Unitarian Ministry at Manchester New College, London. He also graduated at the London University as B.A. In 1866, he became junior colleague to the late Rev. William James, Minister of Lewin's Mead Meeting, Bristol, and on the death of Mr. James, in 1876, the sole pastor. Mr. Blatchford's hymns were written for the Sunday School anniversary services at Lewin's Mead Meeting, on the dates given below, and were adapted to existing melodies. They were first printed as fly-leaves and include:— 1. A gladsome hymn of praise we sing. Praise. 1876. 2. Awake to the duty, prepare for the strife. Duty. 1878. 3. Lord, without Thy constant blessing. Divine Help. 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: Peacefully round us the shadows are falling
Author: Ambrose N. Blatchford