In the Silence
December 2013

“In the Silence,” New Era, Dec. 2013, 16–17

In the Silence

music, In the Silence

1. In the silence of the ev’ning

Underneath a winter sky,

When the stars stream forth in splendor,

Thy coming, Lord, is nigh.

Oh, will I see Thee in the beauty?

Will I hear the angels sing?

Are my own gifts pure and ready

For an offering to bring?

2. In the silence, in the shadows,

Lo, the light of truth burns bright.

In Thy peace and in Thy power

There will nevermore be night!

Oh, let Thy Saints rejoice together,

Let our hearts rise to Thy throne,

Let Thy love be as a beacon

That will guide us safely home.

3. In the sunrise, sweet with birdsong,

In the clarity of morn,

Let me seek Thee, let me find Thee,

Let Thy love in me be born!

Oh, Savior, Lord, come to redeem us,

Let me walk Thy gentle way,

Let Thy mercy, all-sufficient,

Light my striving mortal day.