Softly fall the shades of evening

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Lyricist: W. H. Godfrey.

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1  Softly fall the shades of evening
O'er the valley, hushed and still,
As the sun's last rays are fading
From the western hill.
Balmy mists have lull'd to slumber
Weary tenants of the tree,
Stars in bright and glorious number,
Sparkle on the waveless sea.

2  Softly fall the shades of evening
On the bosom of the deep,
Winds in gentle whisp'ring murmurs,
Woo the sweet wild flow'rs to sleep.
Far on high the moon ascending
Sheds on all her peaceful light;
From her silv'ry throne she smileth,
Smileth on a world of dreams.

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