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Hushed Was the Evening Hymn

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1. Hushed was the evn

ing hymn, The tem ple courts were dark; The


2. The old man meek and mild, The priest of Is rael slept, His

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3. Oh, give me Sam uels ear The o pen ear, O Lord! A

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lamp was burn ing dim Be fore the sa cred ark; When sud den


watch the tem ple child, The lit tle Lev ite kept, And what from

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live and quick to hear Each whis per of Thy word; Like him to

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ly a voice di vine Rang thro the si lence of the shrine.
E lis sense was sealed The Lord to Han nahs son re vealed.

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an swer at Thy call, And to o bey Thee first of all.

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Text: James Drummond Burns (18231864), 1857
Music: Arthur Seymour Sullivan (18421900), 1874
Tune Name: Samuel (There is also a tune named Samuel used with this hymn, by William H. Monk.)
Source: Relief Society Song Book, 1919no. 65