sweet dreams

Now, on Land and Sea Descending is one of my favorite hymns but since it is an “evening” hymn, we never sing it. Even though I pick the hymns, I haven’t yet “made” my church sing it. It’s on YouTube as an organ solo but there it’s too “straight.” I hear it as a lullaby/prayer that helps one settle into sleep. You can hear a snippet of the right style here

1. Now, on land and sea descending,
brings the night its peace profound;
let our vesper hymn be blending
with the holy calm around.
Jubilate! Jubilate! Jubilate! Amen!
Let our vesper hymn be blending
with the holy calm around.

2. Soon as dies the sunset glory,
stars of heaven shine out above,
telling still the ancient story,
their Creator’s changeless love.
Jubilate! Jubilate! Jubilate! Amen!
Telling still the ancient story,
their Creator’s changeless love.

3. Now, our wants and burdens leaving
to God’s care who cares for all,
cease we fearing, cease we grieving;
touched by God our burdens fall.
Jubilate! Jubilate! Jubilate! Amen!
Cease we fearing, cease we grieving;
touched by God our burdens fall.

4. As the darkness deepens o’er us,
lo! eternal stars arise;
hope and faith and love rise glorious,
shining in the Spirit’s skies.
Jubilate! Jubilate! Jubilate! Amen!
Hope and faith and love rise glorious,
shining in the Spirit’s skies.

for St Cass

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About Sarah The Vicar of Hogsmeade

I'm an United Methodist clergywoman with two daughters. I read. I geocache. I look for excuses to laugh. My Ph.D. is on Clergywomen and Grief.
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One Response to sweet dreams

  1. Mary Beth says:

    I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS!!We do choral evensong sometime but this is not the style for it. But Compline? Yeah! Woot! thanks.

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