Lo! the peaceful shades of evening (John Liptrot Hatton)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-01-05). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 92 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Original text and translations
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!