Evening shades

Silently the shades of evening

Author: C. C. Cox
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1 Silently the shades of evening
Gather round my lowly door;
Silently they bring before me
Faces I shall see no more.

Come the silent shades of evening,
Holy mem'ries cluster 'round me,
Pointing up to that fair heaven
We may hope to gain at last.

2 Oh, the lost, the unforgotten,
Though the world be oft forgot!
O the shrouded and the lonely,
In our hearts they perish not! [Refrain]

3 Living in the silent hours,
Where our spirits only blend,
They, unlinked with earthly trouble,
We, still hoping for its end. [Refrain]

4 How such holy memories cluster,
Like the stars when storms are past,
Pointing up to that fair heaven,
We may hope to gain at last. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.4 #151

Author: C. C. Cox

Cox, Christopher Christian, M.D., was a Maryland physician, and long prominent in the public service. Born at Baltimore, Aug. 28, 1816, and graduated at Yale College, 1835. He practised medicine in Baltimore, 1838, and in Talbot County, Maryland, 1843. In 1861 he became Brigade Surgeon U. S. A., and resided in Washington. He died Nov. 25, 1882. He was a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church. His hymns in common use are:— 1. Silently the shades of evening. Evening. Written in 1840 or 1846, and published in Woodworth's Cabinet, 1847, with music. It is much used in American hymn-books. 2. The burden of my sins, 0 Lord. Lent. Appeared in the Cantate Domino, Boston, 1859, together with two additional originals and two… Go to person page >

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First Line: Silently the shades of evening
Title: Evening shades
Author: C. C. Cox



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