Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1900

Comments

Song with violin and violincello accompaniments; the words by Claude Lyttleton, the music by Hamilton Gray; published by National Music Co. 266-268 Wabash Ave. Chicago 44 E. 14th Street, New York

Lyrics

Once in the ev'ning twilight,

I dreamt a happy dream,

Methought I was in heav'n above,

And saw its crystal gleam.

And calm amid the glory,

There stood a singer fair,

Who through the stillness of the night,

Sent forth this song of pray'r

"Father in Heav'n above,

Glorious and mighty

Send forth Thy Light of Love,

O King most mighty Father,

Glorious and mighty,

Send forth Thy Light of Love, Thy Light of Love"

Then in my dream celestial,

I heard the din of strife,

With all earth's cares and sorrows,

And bitterness of life;

The cry of the little children,

The moan of the poor and sad,

This song from God's bright angel

Was set to make them glad.

Father in Heav'n above,

Glorious and mighty

Send forth Thy Light of Love,

O King most mighty Father,

Glorious and mighty,

Send forth Thy Light of Love, Thy Light of Love.

And far in that world of glory

With God's eternalthrong,

Beyond the gates of Paradise

Where all is one dream of song,

The voice of the Heav'nly singer

Shall send forth the old refrain

When sun and stars have faded,

No more to rise again.

Father in Heav'n above,

Glorious and mighty

Send forth Thy Light of Love,

O King most mighty Father,

Glorious and mighty,

Send forth Thy Light of Love, Thy Light of Love.

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