Softly On The Breath Of Evening


Softly on the breath of evening
Comes the tender sigh of day;
Lonely heart, by sorrow laden,
‘Tis the time to pray.

Refrain:
Weary pilgrim, cease thy mourning,
Weary pilgrim, cease thy mourning,
Rest beyond the river.

Pearly dews like tears are falling,
Gently on the sleeping flowers;
Stars like angel eyes are beaming
From celestial bowers. [Refrain]

‘Tis the hour where hallowed feelings
Chase our doubts and fears away;
‘Tis the hour for calm devotion;
Pilgrim, watch and pray. [Refrain]

Though temptations dark oppress thee,
Jesus guides thee on thy way;
He will hear thy lightest whisper,
Pilgrim, watch and pray. [Refrain]