Twilight Is Falling

Twilight is stealing

Author: Aldine S. Kieffer
Tune: [Twilight is falling over the sea]
Published in 55 hymnals

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1. Twilight is falling over the sea,
Shadows are stealing dark on the lea;
Borne on the night winds, voices of yore
Come from the far off shore.

Far away beyond the starlit skies,
Where the love-light never, never dies,
Gleameth a mansion, filled with delight,
Sweet happy home so bright!

2. Voices of loved ones, songs of the past,
Still linger round me while life shall last;
Lonely I wander, sadly I roam,
Seeking that far off home. [Refrain]

3. Come in the twilight, come, come to me!
Bringing some message over the sea,
Cheering my pathway while here I roam,
Seeking that far off home. [Refrain]

Author: Aldine S. Kieffer

Aldine Silliman Kieffer (August 1, 1840 – November 30, 1904) was a leading 19th century proponent of shape note musical notation, music teacher and publisher. Kieffer was born near Miami, Saline County, Missouri. He died in Dayton, Virginia, and is buried there. Kieffer was the grandson of Mennonite musician Joseph Funk. After Funk's death, he and Ephraim Ruebush took over Funk's publishing company. With Ruebush and John W. Howe, Kieffer founded the Kieffer, Ruebush, & Company music company circa 1873, which was moved from Singers Glen to Dayton in 1878. Kieffer was editor of the Musical Million and Fireside Friend periodical. The Musical Million, published from 1870 until 1914, was one of the leading tools promoting shape note musi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Twilight is stealing
Title: Twilight Is Falling
Author: Aldine S. Kieffer
Source: Hours of Fancy, or Vigil and Vision (Dayton, Virginia: 1881)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Far away beyond the starlit skies
Copyright: Public Domain



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