6239. Softly Sighs the Breath of Evening

1. Softly sighs the breath of evening,
Stealing through the shadowy grove,
While the stars, in heaven shining,
Keep their silent watch above.

2. Heav’nly Father, while we’re sleeping,
Send Thy guardian angels bright,
Faithful watch above us keeping,
To protect us through the night.

3. When the morning, gently breaking,
Tints the sky with golden rays,
May Thy loving children, waking,
Sing their heav’nly Father’s praise.

Text Information
First Line: Softly sighs the breath of evening
Title: Softly Sighs the Breath of Evening
Author: Unknown (before 1929)
Meter: 87.87
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: EVENING PRAYER (von Weber)
Composer: Carl Maria von Weber, 1786-1826
Meter: 87.87
Incipit: 35654 65435 67216
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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