Stars of evening, softly gleaming

Stars of evening, softly gleaming

Author: Mary Bradford Whiting
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1. Stars of evening, softly gleaming
In the fading west,
With your heavenly light is streaming
Hope to hearts oppressed!
Toil is over, cease from sorrow,
Till tomorrow
Sleep and rest!

2. Hark! the evening bells are bringing
Hope of glad release,
Welcome strains their chimes are ringing:
Labor now shall cease;
Thou the day be long and dreary,
To the weary
Cometh peace!

3. Heavenly Father! watch beside us
Till the dawn of light,
And whatever may betide us,
Guard us by thy might!
Trusting in thy gracious keeping,
Calmly sleeping
Through the night.

4. So when death’s dark clouds fall slowly
Over land and sea,
May thy light, serene and holy,
On our pathway be;
Leading us to joy transcending
In unending
Rest with thee!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6173

Author: Mary Bradford Whiting

Whiting, Mary Bradford, was born at Bloomfield, Essex. She is daughter of the Rev. J. B. Whiting, Vicar of St. Luke's, Ramsgate. To her father's Hymns for the Church Catholic, 1882, she contributed:— 1. Come ye yourselves apart and rest awhile. The way is weary, &c. Holy Communion. 2. O Sun of truth and glory. Morning. 3. O word of love! O word of life. Holy Scripture. 4. There was beauty on the sea. Creation. 5. Time is swiftly passing o'er us. New Year. 6. To Thee, Creator, in Whose love. Holy Trinity. 7. What was the holy joy, O Lord. Work. The best of these hymns are Nos. 1 and 7, and all are worthy of attention. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

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Author: Mary Bradford Whiting



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