Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1907

Comments

Words by Arthur J. Lamb author of "With You in Eternity". A Sleep in the Deep". etc
Music by Alfred Solman composer of "Little Girl You'll Do". :When the Evening Breeze Is Sighing". Home Sweet Home".

Published by Jos. W. Stern & Co. 102-104 W. 38th St. N.Y. Mark Stern Building

Copyright MCMVII by Jos. W. Stern & Co.

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Lyrics

VERSE 1
The sunset light was fading,
As by an old church door,
I pondered on the dear old hymns,
I’d heard in days of yore;
Like angel voices whisp’ring,
In twilight shadows dim,
The old church choir sung sweetly,
Full many a long-loved hymn.

REFRAIN
“Nearer, my God, to Thee”
I heard the old choir sing;
“Hosana in the Highest!”
The sacred echoes ring;
“Holy! Holy! Holy!”
Hear the strains rise higher!
“Rock of Ages Cleft for Me;”
Were the hymns of the old church choir.

VERSE 2
In fancy here with mother,
In days of long ago,
We listen to the old church hymns,
In twilight’s after glow;
The shadows, softly falling,
Have brought a solemn spell;
Again we hear in silence,
The hymns she loved so well.

REFRAIN

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