Title: An Evening Hymn
Composer: Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Author: Dr. William Fuller (1608-1675)
Free at Art Song Central (PDF files):
Elsewhere on the Internet:
- Transcribed at Acadia Early Music Archive: An Evening Hymn
- Key: PDF available in G Major
- Range: D4 – G5
- Note: this version is for voice and figured bass. There is no realization of the figures written out.
- Sibelius source file also available to edit or transpose.
- Recording by American countertenor Jay Carter
Now, now that the sun hath veil’d his light
And bid the world goodnight;
To the soft bed my body I dispose,
But where shall my soul repose?
Dear, dear God, even in Thy arms,
And can there be any so sweet security!
Then to thy rest, O my soul!
And singing, praise the mercy
That prolongs thy days.
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