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Softly the Night Is Sleeping

Author: E. A. Washburn Meter: 7.6.7.6 D with refrain Appears in 18 hymnals First Line: Softly the night is sleeping on Bethlehem's peaceful hill Refrain First Line: Glory to God! it rings again

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[Softly the night is sleeping]

Appears in 1 hymnal Incipit: 55545 15333 54355 Used With Text: Softly the night is sleeping
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[Softly the night is falling]

Composer: Frank M. Davis Appears in 1 hymnal Used With Text: Hark to the Wondrous Music
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[Softly the night is sleeping]

Composer: Massah Miksch Warner Appears in 4 hymnals Tune Key: D Major Incipit: 54515 34532 23453 Used With Text: Softly The Night Is Sleeping

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Softly The Night Is Sleeping

Author: Edward Abiel Washburn Hymnal: The Cyber Hymnal #9045 Refrain First Line: Glory to God! Glory to God! Lyrics: 1 Softly the night is sleeping On Bethlehem’s peaceful hill; Silent the shepherds watching, The gentle flocks are still. But hark! the wondrous music Falls from the op’ning sky; Valley and cliff reecho, Glory to God on high! Refrain: Glory to God! Glory to God! Glory to God! it rings again, Peace on the earth! good will to men! 2 Day in the east is breaking; Day o’er the crimsoned earth; Now the glad world is waking, Glad in the Savior’s birth! See where the clear star blendeth Over the manger blest; See where the infant Jesus Smiles upon Mary’s breast! [Refrain] 3 Come with the gladsome shepherds, Quick hastening from the fold; Come with the wise men, pouring Incense and myrrh and gold. Come to Him, poor and lowly, Around the cradle throng; Come with your hearts of sunshine, And sing the angels’ song. [Refrain] 4 Weave ye the wreaths unfading, The fir tree and the pine; Green from the snows of winter, To deck the holy shrine; Bring ye the happy children! For this is Christmas morn; Jesus, the sinless infant, Jesus, the Lord, is born. [Refrain] Languages: English Tune Title: [Softly the night is sleeping]
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Softly the night is sleeping

Hymnal: Alleluia #31 (1916) Topics: Christ Nativity of Languages: English Tune Title: [Softly the night is sleeping]
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Softly the Night Is Sleeping

Author: Edward Abiel Washburne Hymnal: Moravian Book of Worship #284 (1995) Meter: 7.6.7.6 D with refrain Refrain First Line: Glory to God! Lyrics: 1 Softly the night is sleeping on Bethlehem's peaceful hill; silent the shepherds watching, the gentle flocks are still. But hark! The wondrous music falls from the op'ning sky; valley and cliff re-echo, "Glory to God on high!" Refrain: Glory to God! Glory to God! Glory to God! It rings again; peace on the earth! Goodwill to men! 2 Day in the east is breaking; day o'er the crimsoned earth; now the glad world is waking, glad in the Savior's birth! See where the clear star bendeth over the manger blessed; see where the infant Jesus smiles upon Mary's breast! [Refrain] 3 Come with the gladsome shepherds, quick hast'ning from the fold; come with the wise men, pouring incense and myrrh and gold. Come to him, poor and lowly, around the cradle throne, come with your hearts of sunshine, and sing the angels' song. [Refrain] Topics: Christmas; Christian year--Christmas Scripture: Matthew 1:23 Languages: English Tune Title: WARNER

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Person Name: Anon. Author of "Glory Be to God" in Pilot Hymns In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries.

B. B. McKinney

1886 - 1952 Composer of "[Softly the night is falling]" in Pilot Hymns Pseudonyms-- Martha Annis (his mother’s maiden name was Martha Annis Heflin) Otto Nellen Gene Routh (his wife’s maiden name was Leila Irene Routh) ----- Son of James Calvin McKinney and Martha Annis Heflin McKinney, B . B. attended Mount Lebanon Academy, Louisiana; Louisiana College, Pineville, Louisiana; the Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas; the Siegel-Myers Correspondence School of Music, Chicago, Illinois (BM.1922); and the Bush Conservatory of Music, Chicago. Oklahoma Baptist University awarded him an honorary MusD degree in 1942. McKinney served as music editor at the Robert H. Coleman company in Dallas, Texas (1918–35). In 1919, after several months in the army, McKinney returned to Fort Worth, where Isham E. Reynolds asked him to join the faculty of the School of Sacred Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He taught at the seminary until 1932, then pastored in at the Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth (1931–35). In 1935, McKinney became music editor for the Baptist Sunday School Board in Nashville, Tennessee. McKinney wrote words and music for about 150 songs, and music for 115 more. --© Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch)

Frank M. Davis

1839 - 1896 Composer of "[Softly the night is falling]" in Notes of Praise Frank Marion Davis USA 1839-1896. Born at Marcellus, NY, he became a teacher and professor of voice, a choirmaster and a good singer. He traveled extensively, living in Marcellus, NY, Vicksburg, MS, Baltimore, MD, Cincinnati, OH, Burr Oak and Findley, MI. He compiled and published several song books: “New Pearls of Song” (1877), “Notes of Praise” (1890), “Crown of gold” (1892), “Always welcome” (1881), “Songs of love and praise #5” (1898), “Notes of praise”, and “Brightest glory”. He never married. John Perry



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