Scripture Verse

My days are like an evening shadow. Psalm 102:11

Introduction

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Benjamin C. Unseld
(1843–1923)

Words: Al­dine S. Kieff­er, in The Song Vic­tor, ed­it­ed by R. A. Glenn (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: 1878), num­ber 47. This song book cred­its Tem­ple Star as its source.

Music: Con­ta­gem Ben­ja­min C. Un­seld (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Aldine S. Kieffer
(1840–1904)

Lyrics

Twilight is stealing over the sea,
Shadows are falling dark on the lea;
Borne on the night winds, voices of yore
Come from the far off shore.

Refrain

Far away beyond the starlit skies,
Where the love-light never, never dies,
Gleameth a mansion, filled with delight,
Sweet happy home so bright!

Voices of loved ones, songs of the past,
Still linger round me while life shall last;
Lonely I wander, sadly I roam,
Seeking that far off home.

Refrain

Come in the twilight, come, come to me!
Bringing some message over the sea,
Cheering my pathway while here I roam,
Seeking that far off home.

Refrain