Welcome to the HistoricHymns.com Hymn Details Page!

Additional Hymns with Tunes, 1903931
In the Silent MidnightArthur Christopher Benson (1862-1925)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
931MidnightA. M. Goodhart6.5.6.5.D.

1In the silent midnight,
Homeless and alone,
Jacob slept aweary
Pillowed on a stone;
Far from all who loved him,
Was the wanderer then,
Faring forth to labor
In the world of men.
2Then what sudden glories
Flashed across his dream,
Heavenly splendors breaking
Over hill and stream;
Down from heights of glory,
Through the wondering air,
Angels, countless angels,
Thronged the golden air.
3In the solemn midnight
Jacob woke from sleep,
God was close beside him
In the silent deep:
Through the misty morning
Soon he must depart,
With the heavenly vision
Bright within his heart.
4We must take our journey
To the land unknown,
We may fail in courage,
Homeless and alone:
Angel-hosts to guard us,
God in heaven above:
And we dare not falter
If we trust His love. Amen.
Genesis28:16And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.

Text Sources:

Musical Sources:

Goodhart, A. M.Composer