Historic Sheet Music Collection

Title

Vesper Music

Authors

Joseph Barnby

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1886

Comments

Vesper Music
Song
Words by H.L. D'Arch Jaxone
Music by Joseph Barnby

New York. Published by Wm. A. Pond & Co.

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Lyrics

The shadows softly come and go,
A-down the abbey aisle,
The music rises soft and slow,
Where priest and prophet smile.
Though 'neath my hand the organ peals,
Me thinks an Angel plays,
For thro' the strains an echo steals,
A voice of other days.
Ah! Only a dream, in the dying day,
Only a voice, from the far away,
Only a song, that an Angel sings;
Within the gate of the King of Kings.


The shadows softly come and go,
On night fall's silent wing;
While to my music soft and low,
An Angel seems to sing,
The darkness steals across the walls,
The song dies with the day,
But like a star its echo falls,
But like a star its echo falls,
A light on heaven's way.
But like a star it's echo falls
Ah! Only a dream, in the dying day,
Only a voice, from the far away
Only a song, that an Angel sings,
Within the gate of the King of Kings!

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