Softly Falls the Evening Light


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Softly Falls the Evening Light

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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.

© 1998 by Orrin G. Hatch and Janice Kapp Perry. This version © 2011 by Orrin G. Hatch and Janice Kapp Perry. All rights reserved. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial home and church use.