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Evening Song to the Virgin
Poetry by Mrs. Hemans
Music by her Sister

One of sixty-eight pieces bound in “The Shower of Pearls : A collection of the most beautiful duets, for two sopranos, soprano and alto, soprano and tenor, soprano and bass, and tenor and bass, arranged with an accompaniment for the piano-forte.”

Boston. Published by Oliver Ditson & Co. 277 Washington Street

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Ave sanctissima,
We lift our souls to thee,
Ora pronobis,
'Tis nightfall on the sea.
Watch us while shadows lie,
Far o'er the waters spread.
Hear the heart's lonely sigh,
Thine too hath bled.
Thou that hast look'd on Death,
Aid us when Death is near.
Whisper of Heav'n to Faith, Sweet Mother,
sweet mother, hear!
Ora pronobis,
The wave must rock our sleep,
Ora Mater ora,
Star of the Deep.



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