The Army and Navy Hymnal/Catholic/Softly and Still Night Comes Stealing
|Softly and Still Night Comes Stealing||19|
|Evening Hymn to Our Lady|
|I. Williams||Adapted from Rev F.L.|
1.Softly and stil, night comes stealing, Lo! in the West sets the Sun;
Silvery chimes of even pealing, Tell us that the day is done
O lovely Queen of Heaven! O Star of hope so fair!
To the all power is given List! oh! list to our evening prayer.
2.Here at thy feet humbly kneeling, Here at thy feet, Mary See;
To thy mother love appealing, We thy children come to thee.
3.Danger and sin all around us, Warfare we wage day and night;
'Mid temptations that surround us, Mary guide our souls aright
4.Watch o'er us then, lov-ing Mother, Ne-er let our prayer be in vain;
Show thyself in truth our Mother 'Midst life's cares our hearts sustain.