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Softly Falls the Evening Light

Words by Orrin G. Hatch

Music by Janice Kapp Perry

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music, Softly Falls the Evening Light

1. Softly falls the ev’ning light,

Drifting into candlelight.

The weary sheep lay low tonight

As shepherds rest with watchful eyes.

Ev’ning shadows now grow dim

Upon the town of Bethlehem,

As unaware they close their eyes

Upon this hallowed silent night.

A single star now marks the place,

A humble manger now awaits

The holy babe whose healing light

Will pierce the darkness of this wondrous night.

2. Angel choirs in silence wait

To herald Christ with songs of praise,

Revealing to the eager earth

The wonder of His sacred birth.

Men thru ages long have prayed

That peace would come to earth someday,

But who could know that God’s own Son

Upon this very night would come.

A single star now marks the place,

A humble manger now awaits

The holy babe whose healing light

Will pierce the darkness of this wondrous night.

Softly falls the ev’ning light,

Drifting into candlelight.

The universe in rev’rence hums;

Tonight the Savior comes.