Sacred Songs and Solos Lyrics
Hymn No.1148

First Line: Hushed was the evening hymn

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 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.

3 Oh, give me Samuel's heart ! —
A lowly heart, that waits
When in Thy house Thou art ;
Or watches at Thy gates
By day and night — a heart that still
Moves at the breathing of Thy will.

4 Oh, give me Samuel's mind !
A sweet, unmurmuring faith,
Obedient and resigned
To Thee in life and death :
That I may read, with childlike eyes,
Truths that are hidden from the wise.