Scripture Verse

Be still, and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10


Words: John Pur­chas, 1866, alt.

Music: Ev­en­ing Hymn Ca­ro­line Maude, 1906 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Pur­chas or Ca­ro­line Maude (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Evensong is hushed in si­lence,
And the hour of rest is nigh;
Strengthen us for work to­mor­row,
Jesus, Son of God most high!
Thou who in the vil­lage wor­kshop,
Fashioning the yoke and plough,
Didst eat bread of dai­ly la­bor,
Succor them that la­bor now.


We are wea­ry of life-long toil,
Of sor­row, and pain, and sin;
But there is a ci­ty with streets of gold,
And all is peace with­in.

How are we to reach that ci­ty,
Whose de­lights no tongue may tell?
By the faith that looks to Je­sus,
By a life of do­ing well.
Sinful men and sin­ful wo­men,
He will wash our sins away;
He will take us to the sheep­fold
Whence no sheep can ev­er stray


There the dear ones who have left us
We shall some day meet again;
There will be no bit­ter part­ings,
No more sor­row, death or pain.
Evensong has closed in si­lence,
And the hour of rest is nigh;
Lighten Thou our dark­ness, Je­sus,
Savior, Son of God most high!