Hush’d was the evening hymn
Hush’d was the evening hymn. James Drummond Burns* (1823-1864).
This hymn of five stanzas on 1 Samuel 3: 3-10 was entitled ‘The Child Samuel’, and published in The Evening Hymn (1857). This book, published by Nelsons of London, consisted of an original hymn and prayer for every evening in the month. In 1869, when James Hamilton's Memoir and Remains of the Late Rev. James D. Drummond was posthumously published, Hamilton had included a section 'Selected by his desire from ‘‘The Evening Hymn,’’ when in Switzerland. 1864.’ This hymn, which was among those selected, was therefore Burns’ choice during the last year of his short life. It was the fourth of ten hymns chosen for the selection from...
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