A Vesper Hymn (Rod Mather)

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  • (Posted 2001-02-19)  CPDL #02102:  Network.png PDF file.
Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2001-02-19).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 34 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Euphrone by A. M. Goodhart

General Information

Title: Father, while the shadows fall (A Vesper Hymn)
Composer: Arthur Murray Goodhart
Arranger: Rod Mather
Lyricist: Emily Huntington Miller

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published:

External websites:

Original text and translations

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Father, while the shadows fall,
 with the twilight over all,
deign to hear my evening prayer,
 make a little child thy care.

Take me in thy holy keeping
till the morning break.
Guard me through the darkness sleeping
bless me when I wake.

'Twas thy hand that led all day,
 scattered joys along my way,
crowned my life with blessings sweet,
 kept from snares my careless feet.

Like thy patient love for me,
 make my love to others be;
All the wrongs that I have done,
 Pardon, Lord through Christ thy Son.