Advent Hymnals

428. HUSHED WAS THE EVENING HYMN

Church Hymnal 1941,

1.
Hushed was the evening hymn, 
The temple courts were dark, 
The lamp was burning dim 
Before the sacred ark, 
When suddenly a voice divine 
Rang through the silence of the shrine. 

2.
O give me Samuel's ear. 
The open ear, O Lord, 
Alive and quick to hear 
Each whisper of Thy word! 
Like him to answer at Thy call 
And to obey Thee first of all. 

3.
O give me Samuel's heart, 
A lowly heart, that waits 
Where in Thy house Thou art, 
Or watches at Thy gates! 
By day and night, a heart that still 
Moves at the breathing of Thy will. 

4.
O give me Samuel's mind, 
A sweet, unmurmuring faith, 
Obedient and resigned 
To Thee in life and death! 
That I may read with childlike eyes 
Truths that are hidden from the wise.

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Title Hushed Was the Evening Hymn
Key D Major
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First Line Hushed was the evening hymn
Author James D. Burns
Year 1941
Composer Arthur S. Sullivan
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Tune SAMUEL
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Subjects The Christian Home : Hymns for Children
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