Purcell – An Evening Hymn

Song Information

Title: An Evening Hymn

Composer: Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Author: Dr. William Fuller (1608-1675)

Sheet Music

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.

Audio Files



Song Text

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.