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Hymn 146

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1 Hushed was the evening hymn,
The temple courts were dark;
The lamp was burning dim
Before the sacred ark;
When suddenly a Voice Divine
Rang through the silence of the shrine.
2 The old man, meek and mild,
The priest of Israel, slept;
His watch the Temple child,
The little Levite, kept;
And what from Eli's sense was sealed
The Lord to Hannah's son revealed .
3 Oh! give me Samuel's ear,
The open ear, O Lord,
Alive and quick to hear
Each whisper of Thy word;
Like him to answer at Thy call,
And to obey Thee first of all”

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Last Updated on : Sunday, November 30, 2014