Scripture Verse

Put your trust in the Lord. Psalm 4:5

Introduction

Words: Will­iam A. Mühl­en­berg, 1825. Pub­lished in his Po­ems, 1859.

Music: Yar­mouth C. W. Ban­nis­ter (1768–1831) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know Ban­nis­ter’s full name, or where to get a good pic­ture of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
William A. Mühlenberg
(1796–1877)

Lyrics

The mellow eve is gliding
Serenely down the west;
So, every care subsiding,
My soul would sink to rest.

The woodland hum is ringing
The daylight’s gentle close;
May angels round me, singing,
Thus hymn my last repose.

The evening 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;
Oh, on the last bright morning,
May I in glory wake!