Songs We Like to Sing
S. G. Bulfinch Lowell Mason
At evening's calm and holy hour,
As if its inmost depths discerned
The presence of a loftier power?
Hast thou not heard 'mid forest glades,
While ancient rivers murmured by,
A voice from out th' eternal shades,
That spake a present Deity?
It was the voice of God that spake
In silence to thy silent heart,
And bade each worthier tho't awake,
And ev'ry dream of earth depart.
© 1999, 2003, Lynn Waterman