The Mellow Eve Is Gliding

The mellow eve is gliding

Author: William Augustus Muhlenberg
Published in 73 hymnals

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1 The mellow eve is gliding
Serenely down the west;
So, ev'ry care subsiding,
My soul would sink to rest.
The wood-land hum is ringing,
The daylight's gentle close;
May angels round me singing,
Thus hymn my last repose.

2 The ev'ning star has lighted
Her crystal lamp on high;
So, when in death benighted,
May hope illume the sky.
In golden splendor dawning,
The morrow's light shall break,
O! on the last bright morning,
May I in glory wake.

Source: Joyful Songs: a choice collection of new Sunday School music #12

Author: William Augustus Muhlenberg

Mühlenberg, William Augustus, D.D., son of the Rev. Dr. Mühlenberg, and grandson of Henry Melchior Mühlenberg, the patriarch of Lutheranism in America, was born in Philadelphia Sept. 16, 1796. He graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1814. Entering Holy Orders in 1817, he was successively Assistant Rector of St. James's Lancaster, 1823; Rector of the Church of the Holy Communion, New York, 1843; St. Paul's College, Flushing (1828); St. Luke's Hospital, New York (1855); St. John's and Long Island (1865), were established by him. He died April 6, 1877. His poetical gift was genuine, but not largely used. In 1826 he contributed four hymns to the Prayer Book Collection (of which he was one of the Committee). His Poems appeared in 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: The mellow eve is gliding
Title: The Mellow Eve Is Gliding
Author: William Augustus Muhlenberg
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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