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In the Dark and Silent Night

In the dark and silent night, Blessed Lord, be Thou my light

Author: Jane Eliza Leeson
Tune: [In the dark and silent night]
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 In the dark and silent night,
Blessed Lord, be Thou my light;
So shall nothing me affright.
Hallelujah!

2 Safely shadowed 'neat Thy wing,
Help Thy little one to sing
Glory to the heavenly King.
Hallelujah!

3 Angels sing, and so would I,
While upon my bed I lie,
Praise my Father silently.
Hallelujah!

Source: The Children's Hymnbook #62

Author: Jane Eliza Leeson

Leeson, Jane E.. The earliest work by Miss Leeson with which we are acquainted is her Infant Hymnings. Then followed Hymns and Scenes of Childhood, or A Sponsor's Gift (London, James Burns; Nottingham, Dearden), 1842, in which the Infant Hymnings were incorporated. Concerning Pt. ii. of the Hymns and Scenes, &c, Miss Leeson says, "For the best of the Poems in the second part, the Writer is indebted to a friend." In the Rev. Henry Formby's Catholic Hymns arranged in order for the principal Festivals, Feasts of Saints, and other occasions of Devotion throughout the Year, London, Burns and Lambert, N.D. [1851], "Imprimatur, N. Cardinalis Wiseman, May 3rd, 1853," her translation of Victimae Paschali (“Christ the Lord is risen to-day"), and he… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the dark and silent night, Blessed Lord, be Thou my light
Title: In the Dark and Silent Night
Author: Jane Eliza Leeson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Alexander's Hymns of Praise No. 1 #d8

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Hymns for the Children of the Church #191

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The Children's Hymnbook #62

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The Concord Hymnal #86

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