Lo! the peaceful shades of evening (John Liptrot Hatton)

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Title: Lo! the peaceful shades of evening
Composer: John Liptrot Hatton
Lyricist: Walter Maynard

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

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 12, no. 364

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Original text and translations

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Lo! the peaceful shades of evening,
Slowly falling all around,
 Hush to silence, ever deep'ning,
Ev'ry voice and ev'ry sound,
Soon, in darkness deep enshrouded.
Weary nature will repose;
As a life, by sorrow clouded,
Sinks to rest from all its woes.

When the first bright rays of morning
Tinge with gold each mountain height,
To Creation giving warning,
Day has broken through the night!
Then, thanksgivings without number,
From the earth to heav'n will rise;
As the soul from mortal slumber
Wings its flight beyond the skies!